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Title Cadillac Fleetwood Sketches, Hibbard Cartoon from The Detroit News, Hibbard Prototype Photograph, and "Turcat-Mery Dogfish."
Collection Thomas L. Hibbard Collection
Object Name Drawing
Caption Cadillace Fleetwood Inside Drive sketch
Scope & Content Three (3) sketches of the Cadillac Fleetwood 452, side and top views. Each stamped with "Research Library, Owls Head Transportation Museum (added after accession, presumably). Style #4175, Inside Drive; Style #4161-S, inside drive sedan (with a slanting front); and Style #4302, roadster.

Sketches on a single piece of card stock, 8 1/2" x 11": A car door handle, a fender, an emblem featuring the letter "L", and a key with the engraving "Swift New Britain."

A newspaper clipping from The Detroit News, This Week Magazine, Pictoral Section. Publication date is Sunday, April 8, 1945. Featured cartoon is Bruce Gentry by Ray Bailey. The cartoon is focused on Manuelita and her scheming cousins; however, one part of it takes place in what appears to be a war room, and one of the characters is named T.L. Hibbard.

A black and white photograph from the Ford News Bureau in Dearborn, Michigan. "DO NOT RELEASE" is stamped on the back. The photo features Hibbard and an engineer working on a prototype automobile. It is accompanied by a handwritten note that reads, "Hi Tom, Thought you might like to have this. We plan to be up in your country early this spring and look for a place for the summer. Best, BG & EV." There is also a "New Address" on the note: PO Box 2153, Ormond Beach, FLA. [sic] 32074.

A photocopy of an article by Thomas L. Hibbard titled "Turcat-Mery Dogfish" from the magazine Special-Interest Autos, May-June 1976. The article is a first-person account of Hibbard's love of the French vehicle and how it influenced his automotive designs after World War I. Highlighted sections include: "The bold Dogfish headlamps strike the eye, and they're the first I recall seeing built into the fenders."; "Another unusual Dogfish feature was the enclosed lugge area. The ordinary motorcar of that day carried luggage on exposed racks or the running board. Streamlining was just being talked about at that time..."; and "The Dogfish was a far cleaner, more aerodynamic concept than the wood-and-wire airplanes of that day."
Accession# 1991G1003.1
Object ID 1991G1003.1.03
Condition Varying
Condition Notes The newspaper clipping is fragile and yellowing. KP rehoused in archival sleeve within the folder.
Imagefile 001\1991G1003.03.2 Cadillac Fleetwood 462-148 W-B.jpg