057: In My Merry Oldsmobile

A 1910 photograph of a Model T Ford.

The first experimental steam-powered, self-propelled road vehicles appeared in France in the late 18th century. By the late 19th century, there were also vehicles powered by battery and by internal combustion. But in the early years of the twentieth century, the automobile comes into its own as a practical, economic form of transportation.






Opening Theme

“Daisy Bell”
Composed in 1892 by Harry Dacre. Public domain.

“In My Merry Oldsmobile”
Composed in 1905 by Gus Edwards and Vincent Bryan. Public domain.

Closing Theme

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