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Airstream. November 6, 2020. Paul Goldfinger photograph. Ocean Grove. ©  Click to enlarge.


The first Airstream aluminum travel trailer (caravan)  was built in the 1930’s. It became immensely popular.  It was designed by the same man who built the Spirit of St.Louis for Charles Lindburgh.  Since then it has been admired by anyone who sees one.

The Airstream speaks of privacy, nostalgia, travel, American craftsmanship, artistry and adventure.

Its appearance conjures up images of romance—the curtains are drawn, and anything can happen.  Thus the Cole Porter song below.

THOMAS HAMPSON sings Cole Porter with the London Symphony Orchestra.



Here’s link about the Airstream from Blogfinger 2019:

Airstream on the road again. BF

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net


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Airstream. Photograph by Eileen Goldfinger, February 21. 2019. © Blogfinger.net.

The Airstream all-aluminum RV’s were designed by Hawley Bowlus  in the 1930’s in California to meet the need for “leisure travel.” Production was reduced during the depression and then during WWII. But today they are still made and are very collectible. The interiors are are just as interesting as the exteriors.

The rounded Airstreams were popular all over the country and then later in Europe.  Since 1979 they have been manufactured in Ohio, and about 3,700 are made each year.   This one was spotted on the Sawgrass Expressway near the east coast of Florida. 


 Eileen got this shot through her passenger window while I maneuvered to get the rear view.  (of the trailer, not her.) 




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