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Una Rivers Glidden Tour photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS333

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs taken during the 1911 Glidden Tour from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida.


  • 1911 October 13-26


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative History

The Glidden Tours were events held by the American Automobile Association (AAA) to promote safer roads, automotive-friendly legislation, and general automobile acceptance. The tours attracted automobile manufacturers who competed to test their vehicles and use the events for advertising. The cars encountered many problems on the route.

Administrative History

The Governor of Georgia at the time, Hoke Smith, saw the potential for having the tour come south to promote the city of Atlanta and the South as a whole. In 1911, the tour traveled from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida, making an overnight stop in Atlanta. The tour ran from October 13 to 26 and featured 66 contestants; 21 of whom were from Atlanta, and 13 more who were from the State of Georgia. Roberta Marks of Athens, Georgia was the only woman in the race.


101 image(s) (101 black and white photographic prints)




VIS 333 was previously catalogued as RIV.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Una Rivers - Glidden Tour photographs
Timothy Cole Hale
October 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305