Dating and the automobile, c. 1907. This photograph is one of a series created to accompany the 1905 song “In My Merry Oldsmobile.” “She tries to learn the auto” is a line from the song. Complete lyrics and original recordings are available online and feature the slang of dating at the turn of the century.

Dating and the automobile, c. 1907. This photograph is one of a series created to accompany the 1905 song “In My Merry Oldsmobile.” “She tries to learn the auto” is a line from the song. Complete lyrics and original recordings are available online and feature the slang of dating at the turn of the century.
Tom M. Phillips. She tries to learn the auto. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
https://www.loc.gov/item/2008680373/

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