Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America

About this collection

The Robert K. Austin collection consists of a picture reference file of American automobiles built between 1877 and 1979. Most pictures are illustrations clipped from magazines and other publications, but there are also some postcards, photographs, and ephemera items. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. The online collection includes images dating from 1958 to 1962 and depict automobile assembly lines at General Motors Corporation plants. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: Inspecting final product during automobile assembly. Click to view.

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Welding a Buick, 1959, Wilmington, Del.
Note with image: 'Buick - 1959. B.O.P. Wilmington', Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Oldsmobile painting line
Note with image: 'Oldsmobile - 1959', Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Paint shop at Buick assembly plant
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly - soft trim
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly - body drop
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly - roll test
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly - final line
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly - welding
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
General Motors Corporation assembly plant, Wilmington, Del.
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, windshields
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly line
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, final line
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, employees
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, soft top roofs
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, roll test
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, interiors
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, detail of roll test
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, detail of roll test
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, detail of roll test
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, testing
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, testing
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, detail of "rolls," at General Motors assembly plant in Wilmington, Del.
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, body drop, at General Motors assembly plant in Wilmington, Del.
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, body drop, at General Motors assembly plant in Wilmington, Del.
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobile assembly, body drop, at General Motors assembly plant in Wilmington, Del.
Image was once part of a scrapbook or binder; is located with the ~30 loose pages from that book, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America (Accession 1979.262), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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