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See Homepage. This page: A fun little illustration, drawn on an envelope in December 1902.

An aspiring motorist from the veteran era.

This curious little piece of memorabilia is definitely a one-off, and features a fun doodle relating to the very earliest days of motoring. Drawn on the front of an envelope, is a pioneer motorist steering his veteran machine courtesy of a tiller - no steering wheel in sight. The car's chauffeur is kitted out in all the best motoring clothing - not unlike this 1920's clothing featured in the gadgets & accessories section. Note the hat, thick winter driving coat, and goggles. The envelope was franked on 22nd December, 1902 .... some 119 years ago.
An illustration of motorist in a veteran car
The envelope was addressed to "The Misses", who lived at 21 Grafton Street in Brighton. The message reads as follows: "How d'you do, wish you the compliments of the season, my love to the girls - bless 'em - Have bought a Motor Cap, this is how I fancy I shall look when I get the motor to match". Below the illustration is a note saying "Photo by an Amateur".
I wonder if the sender ever did buy a motor-car? and if so, what make and model it was?
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