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Her First Kissel: 1922

Her First Kissel: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Kissel Tourster at Golden Gate Park." The driver evidently an understudy for Isadora Duncan. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

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She's a beauty,

the car that is, and is presently represented by one surviving example per KisselKar Klub. It’s a 1921 Kissel Model 6-45 Sport Tourster. Kissels were produced in Hartford, Wisconsin and were known for their high quality. The factory building is still with us, having housed the Chrysler outboard motor operation and the Bayliner boat company, among other enterprises. Could that be the understudy’s scarf hanging out the door?

[Hence the gag ... so to speak. -tterrace]

Isadora Lite

Evidently one must work up gradually to the full-throttle version.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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