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Aloha Wanderwell (Baker), with Car and Camera Around the World

In 1922, 16 year old Idris Galcia Hall read an advertisement in the Riviera edition of the Paris Herald caught her eye: “Brains, Beauty & Breeches – World Tour Offer For Lucky Young Woman… Wanted to join an expedition… Asia, Africa…” The pitch came from "Captain" Walter Wanderwell, a Polish national named Valerian Johannes Piecynski who chose a dashing name for an English speaking public. Idris joined him, becoming Aloha Wanderwell, and was soon the "World's Most Widely Traveled Girl," trekked through 43 countries and four continents. She served as a cinematographer, photographer, translator, driver, actress, and seamstress, filmed and wrote detailed descriptions of parts of the world that hadn't been documented yet. Her mode of choice: Model T Ford. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 9, 2016 - 10 comments

FoMoCo's Early Years

On October 1, 1908, the first Ford Model T rolled out of the factory on Piquette Avenue in Detroit. Many people today wonder why Henry Ford started his nomenclature with the letter "T." Short answer: He didn't. [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Jul 19, 2009 - 19 comments

How to start and operate a Ford Model T

How to start and drive a Model T
posted by loquacious on Jun 30, 2009 - 26 comments

Model T Body Modification

Ford Model T owners "transformed the cars into tractors, pickup trucks, paddy wagons, mobile lumber mills and power plants for milling grain." [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Jul 31, 2008 - 8 comments

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