Duesenberg in mock political convention procession

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30 Aug 2011 20:15 #20844 by Robbie Marenzi
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This April 1936 picture appeared in David Greenlees' site http://theoldmotor.com/ This site is very well worth visiting regularly

Maybe somebody can help him identify this Duesenberg.


?The Students of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, staged a mock political convention at the campus and this was the Republican section of a procession they assembled on April 25, 1936. Alf Landon and Frank Knox ran against democrat Franklin Roosevelt and John Garner who won in a electoral landslide against the pair.
The vehicles they used for this exhibition included from left to right what appears be a 1936 Plymouth or Dodge, a 1929 Packard phaeton and a Duesenberg phaeton which may have been bodied by LeBaron or possibly La Grande. We are hopeful that Duesenberg historians will tell us more about this car which was wearing a dealer plate at the time. It would be very interesting to know if this car has survived to this day. The Old Motorphoto.?

The car at the back is a 1935 De Soto Airstream.

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30 Aug 2011 23:11 #20845 by landmark
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Robbie Marenzi wrote: This April 1936 picture appeared in David Greenlees' site http://theoldmotor.com/ This site is very well worth visiting regularly

...Maybe somebody can help him identify this Duesenberg.


Hello,

looks like a LeBaron Sweep-Panel body, maybe the Max Baer car (J-182)?! Which was just sold @Monterey by Gooding

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31 Aug 2011 12:04 #20847 by Bob Roller
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Maybe someone who knows about LeBaron and LeGrande can tell us something. I THINK LeBaron's reverse curve or "sweep"extended farther into the front doors than the LeGrande's did and this car shows the shorter curve.
Back then,we told political jokes and today we elect them.

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31 Aug 2011 13:47 #20848 by Chris Summers
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No idea on my part. Great photographs, however. ("The Old Motor" is a wealth of fun browsing, highly recommended...and it's bringing a lot of photos and archival material from private collections out into the public view for free. Which, to my mind, is always a good thing.)

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