Pictured here is an excerpt from a small guide that was published in 1914 advising potential Transcontinental Tourists on The Lincoln Highway, of hints and suggestions for making the trip. Here is a page from the little booklet concerning provisions that should be taken along for the journey. I find it fascinating to see what folks had to bring with them before the advent of plastics.
Love the â€œgauntlet gloves,â€ which look so cool. How about the specific brand â€œIngersollâ€ watch, and the pair of â€œyellowâ€ and â€œwhite goggles.â€ Donâ€™t forget a package of â€œbachelor buttons,â€ which I assume are not the flowers, but replacement buttons?
The next paragraph recommends what types of food to pack along including, â€œSlab Best Bacon,â€ â€œ10 lbs Potatoesâ€, and of course, â€œsurgeons plasterâ€ for sealing those tin cans. As mentioned in the pamphlet, these provisions are to be kept with the car at â€œâ€¦all times, west of Omaha Neb.â€
There is more to the book, which Iâ€™ll cover in the next post. This booklet comes to you when you join The Lincoln Highway Association.