Photo, Print, Drawing 1. Perspective view of front and one side of the Futurliner No. 10. - GM Futurliner, 1000 Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, De Kalb County, IN Photos from Survey HAER IN-114

About this Item

About this Item

Title
GM Futurliner, 1000 Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, De Kalb County, IN
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Maxon, Casey T, historian
Maxon, Casey T, photographer
Historic Vehicle Association, sponsor
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States, sponsor
Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc., sponsor
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  automobiles
-  gasoline engines
-  transportation
-  Indiana -- De Kalb County -- Auburn
Latitude / Longitude
41.355716,-85.056088
Notes
-  Significance: The GM Futurliner, known as Futurliner No. 10, is nationally significant based on three criteria. First, Futurliner No. 10 is associated with important events in automotive and American history. It was one of twelve Futurliners used for the General Motors Corporation (GM) "Parade of Progress" mobile science and technology exhibition in 1941 and 1953 to 1956. Futurliner No. 10 and the Parade of Progress traveled to almost 200 cities in the United States and Canada, and was attended by 11 million people. Secondly, the Futurliner exhibits significant design and construction value. Futurliner No. 10, and the additional Futurliners were custom-built for the Parade of Progress. Their design incorporated innovative styling, engineering and a space for exhibits. Lastly, the Futurliner offers informational value as one of only nine remaining vehicles and the first to have been restored in a manner authentic to its 1953 to 1956 period of use in the GM Parade of Progress. The period of significance for Futurliner No. 10 was during its construction and use by General Motors for the Parade of Progress from 1940 to 1956.
-  Survey number: HAER IN-114
Medium
Photo(s): 5
Color Transparencies: 1
Data Page(s): 29
Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER IN-114
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
in0546
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 5 | Color Transparencies: 1 | Data Page(s): 29 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Casey T Maxon, Sponsor Historic Vehicle Association, Sponsor National Automotive And Truck Museum Of The United States, and Inc Hagerty Insurance Agency, Maxon, Casey T, photographer. GM Futurliner,Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, De Kalb County, IN. Auburn De Kalb County Indiana, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/in0546/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Maxon, C. T., Historic Vehicle Association, S., National Automotive And Truck Museum Of The United States, S. & Hagerty Insurance Agency, I., Maxon, C. T., photographer. (1968) GM Futurliner,Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, De Kalb County, IN. Auburn De Kalb County Indiana, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0546/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Maxon, Casey T. GM Futurliner,Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, De Kalb County, IN. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/in0546/>.