Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Trip I Made

Here is a tour book from March 10, 1928 showing a Henry Jacobs that toured the Buick factories. The link for viewing this book is at 1929 Buick  1928 factory tour story from news paper.  1923 Buick tour.

This picture, and the one shown below,  (from another later edition) is done a little different than my copy. This particular copy sold on E-Bay for $217.20. But I have seen them go for between $50.00 to $250.00. The name engraved on the cover of this one is Robert Leonard. See the centerfold in my edition farther below.

This is a copy from February 24, 1930. They added another picture or two. Some of the wording has been changed in this later edition.  

This was a keepsake given to visitor's that toured the Buick factory in the '20s & '30s. This is an early edition. I have seen some later editions (shown above) with different drawings inside. This particular one "that I own" has the name K.E. Burgan embossed on the cover. You can super enlarge just about any photo on this blog for viewing small details. The way this is done is a little different depending on which browser is used.


Gordon Young said...

This is amazing. I love how the illustration style captures the factory in much the same way the artist would render some tranquil nature scene.

Do you own this book?

Gerry Godin said...

Hello Gordie, I have bid on this book twice over the last 10 years but was always outbid. This is one that was posted to and I just photo shopped it to clean it up. I actually bid on this exact book. I think it went for around $50.00. I'm always bidding, sometimes I win and sometimes I don't. These souvenir books were personalized with the persons name on the front cover in gold lettering. later, Gerry