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Photo of Gene Stratton-Porter next to a Car

"My seven-passenger automobile I transformed
into a dray. A big, ten-bushel store box filled the tonneau.
There were long boxes for each of the running boards
and frequently I threw coffee sacking over the engine hood and loaded it with swamp mosses and bulbous plants,
with pitcher plant and rosemary, as high as I could
stack it and allow space for the driver to see over"

From Tales You Won't Believe by Gene Stratton-Porter. [175].

Photograph courtesy of Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Division, Department of Natural Resources.