This weekend your captain has been visiting the U.S. capitol. I went to the Smithsonian Museum of American History and saw a camping trailer from the 1930s. It was pretty interesting, because I had always thought of trailers as being something from the 40s or 50s, but apparently they were a real “problem” in the thirties because this was the first time people started living in trailers full time as a result of the depression. You can read about the exhibit online at America on the Move.
The protective glass made it slightly difficult to photograph but here are some photos.
A quick google search also brought up some pretty cool websites on vintage trailers. Here is a short history from The Vintage Traveler.There are also some nice photos, like the one below, of vintage trailers on Funky Junk Farms.
I love the dark wooden interiors. So classy.
More tiny delusions from DC still to come.