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Speed and Glamour: Early Automobiles and New York City

L Motors, 175th Street and Broadway, 1948
Photograph by Gottscho-Schleisner
Courtesy Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
L Motors, 175th Street and Broadway, 1948 Photograph by Gottscho-Schleisner Courtesy Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029

New York City played an important role in making the automobile an icon of modernism. Join Phil Patton, automobile design expert and co-curator of the Museum's exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City, for an in-depth look at how New York influenced the design of early cars and parkways and promoted speed and glamour from Gatsby's Rolls Royce to the Ford Mustang.

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