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Title
1909 automobile advertisement
Contributor
Arbuckle, Clyde, 1903-1998 (collector)
Date Created and/or Issued
1909
Contributing Institution
San José Public Library. California Room
Collection
Historic Photograph Collection
Rights Information
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the California Room: http://www.sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/contacts_index.html
Description
Photograph of an advertisement for the Sunset "Thirty" automobile manufactured by Victory Motor Car Company in San Jose. By 1909 the Victory Motor Company was advertising that the new Sunset models were "guaranteed to make a mile a minute." The factory was turning out eight new cars a month and more than 230 Sunsets were registered in San Jose alone. But the Sunset never reached a market beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. By 1917 there were only 37 Sunsets registered in California. Today, only one surviving Sunset automobile is known to exist.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg2000
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 Photo as a 720 dpi TIFF image in 16-bit Grayscale. Compressed 8-bit, JPEG format. Auto Level image adjustment applied using Photoshop CS2.
Extent
8 x 10 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/arbuckle/id/1047
Language
English
Subject
Advertisements
Automobiles
Place
San Jose
California
Source
Clyde Arbuckle Photograph Collection

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