The History of Mobile Homes
I collect vintage advertising, manuals and brochures of mobile homes and travel trailers. I have thousands at this point but like any typical collector, I always want more!
Allison Arieffis is the Food & Shelter Ambassador for GOOD, writes the “By Design” column for the New York Times and blogs at modernhouse. She also co-authored Trailer Travel. This is how she explains the book:
A whirlwind of a project developed with Phil Noyes, Allison Arieff and myself, Trailer Travel, The History of Mobile America is a bold and graphic book offers a look at motor-camping trips in the early 1900s, the unparalleled innovations in trailer design during the thirties, rare and unique trailer models and interiors, and an extensive array of bold and graphic promotional material, literature, and postcards that illustrate the undeniable attraction of living on wheels. Trailer Travel is the perfect book for the fan of the open road and the fervent collector of trailer ephemera.
9.9 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches. 160 pages. Published by Gibbs Smith, July, 2002.
I’ll let you know if I learn anything new. I hope there’s some great photos and ads that I’ve never seen before. Oh, be still my beating heart!