Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Kissel Military Highway Scout "Kar"-- Part 1

Back on March 4th, i wrote about the Shorpy picture "Meet Me At Multnomah: 1918 from Mar. 3, 2015.  I was wondering about a Kissel Military Highway in Oregon that perhaps went by the Multnomah Falls, and the date would make me think World War I, especially with the camouflage, so did some more research into the subject.

I found another picture of the car for auction on e-Bay.

From the Camoupedia: A Blog for Clarifying and Continuing the Findings That Were Published in Camoupedia: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage by Roy R. Behrens  Quite the name for a blog.

He had a newspaper advertisement in connection with the Shorpy photo.  It read: "The Hundred Point Six: The car of a Hundred Quality features''  Kissel-built from the ground up --  Distinctively individual in appearance and performance. --  Inspect it today.  --  DEALERS--  Unusual opportunities in unallotted territory.  Write or wire us today.  --  Kissel Motor Car Co.  --  Hartford, Wisconsin.

So, Kissel was the name of a car company.  Perhaps there wasn't a Kissel Military Highway in Oregon.


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