The images featured in this book represent the early years at the Warren, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan factories. The first Packard was built in 1899, and the company then went on to build the fifth car to climb Mount Washington and some of the finest record-setting racecars in the history of automobile racing. Packard Motor Car Company contains rare images from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum that were saved from the Packard factory and the personal collection of James Ward Packard when the company closed.
The American economy felt into a slump after the Crash of 1929 and continued at low levesl throughout the next decade. Detroit, from a French for straits, is in a strategically important location between lakes Erie and Huron.