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Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs, videos, and publications
About this collection
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America formed in 1912 with the purpose of advising the government on issues facing industry and business throughout the country. The majority of images in this digital collection are photographs that were taken for the Chamber’s publication, Nation’s Business. Published from 1912 to 1999, the monthly magazine proved invaluable in communicating the Chamber’s messages to business and government, and the magazine featured images by many of the country’s most prominent photographers. This digital collections features selected photographs, videos, and publications from the Chamber of Commerce. For a detailed description of the entire photograph and audiovisual collection, click here to view the finding aid. Additional publications may be found by searching the library catalog. The finding aid for the manuscript collection of Chamber of Commerce records is available by clicking here.
New type sleeper trailer, of light-weight, stainless steel construction, for travel in Syrian desert. Constructed by the Edward G. Budd Company of Philadelphia, for the Nairn Transport Company, Ltd., the trailer utilizes the same principles of construction incorporated in Budd-built light-weight trains. It is of 14-passenger capacity. Pulled by a 150-horsepower Diesel tractor, the unit weighs less than 28,000 pounds and is capable of a top speed on the desert of 65 miles an hour. From the Nation's Business photo file.
Deluxe traveling coach 'Carcajou,' owned by Paul W. Seiler, President of the General Motors Truck Company. Equipped with dining and sleeping accommodations, kitchenette, bath room, radio, etc., this coach makes Mr. Seiler independent of railroad schedules and hotels. A traveling office when he visits General Motors Truck branches, a luxurious highway home when he chooses to use it for personal touring. From the Nation's Business photo file.
A glimpse of the sleeping accommodations in the traveling coach, the Carcajou", owned by Paul W. Seiler, President of the General Motors Truck Company. Complete dining and sleeping accommodations make Mr. Seiler independent of railroads and hotels." From the Nation's Business photo file.