Travel Nostalgia ~ The 1910 Stoddard-Dayton Camping Car
Photograph from Library of Congress (1910)
This is the 1910 Stoddard-David Camping Car. Its owner, Senator T. Colman du Pont bought it to live in as he was promoting a highway running due north and south through his home state of Delaware. As you can see, today’s side flip-out motor homes have nothing over this baby.
This was a rich man’s automobile. The sticker price on these cars were anywhere from $1,200 – $6,200, while Ford was cranking out the Model T for $399.
This is the best version of an RV I’ve ever seen! It reminds me of the cabins in Yosemite…with a car attached. 🙂
Melanie, thanks for stopping by. It looks kind of fun, doesn’t it.
I’ve seen old pictures of Yosemite with scores of similar camping devices in the open spaces. This was long before they clamped down and put some organization into the park.