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International Model E Truck with "Prosperity" Display | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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International Model E Truck with "Prosperity" Display

International Model E Truck with "Prosperity" Display | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
International Model E highwheeler truck adorned with American flags, advertising banners, and a statue of a sprite named "Prospy." "Prospy" was a little man with a corn cob body and a shield shaped like the International Harvester logo. Signs on the truck read: "Prosperity, Prospy for short." The Model E was introduced in the spring of 1915.  Rated at 800 pounds carrying capacity, the E featured an all-steel frame and side flange detachable solid tires. The E, produced until 1916, was priced at $950.
DESCRIPTION
International Model E highwheeler truck adorned with American flags, advertising banners, and a statue of a sprite named "Prospy." "Prospy" was a little man with a corn cob body and a shield shaped like the International Harvester logo. Signs on the truck read: "Prosperity, Prospy for short." The Model E was introduced in the spring of 1915. Rated at 800 pounds carrying capacity, the E featured an all-steel frame and side flange detachable solid tires. The E, produced until 1916, was priced at $950.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:6919
Creation Date:circa 1916
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Photo albums, circa 1899-1965
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album 46 pg. 28
Original Dimensions:6.25 x 4.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Corn
Wheat
Agricultural machinery industry
Industrial buildings
Outdoor photography
Flags
Patriotism
Insignia
Signs and signboards
Trucks

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