Motor Boating. The Yachtsmen's Magazine. February 1929.
New York. International Magazine Company. 02- 1929.
Volume XLIII, No. 2. The magazine's annual (hefty) "New York Motorboat Show Number"; 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches; 496 pp; profusely illustrated. A most engaging feature is the copious advertising from major suppliers of boating components and accessories as well as from manufacturers of all types of watercraft, from one-person runabouts to expensive and lavishly outfitted yachts. Articles are featured on numerous aspects of boating ("Practical Knots and Splices," "Corsair Cruisers and Cruisaders," "Improved Sea Sleds," "Boating on Arctic Waterways") and much much more. Manufacturers represented include Gar Wood, American Car and Foundry Company (ACF), Dodge, and many more. Also included is an extensive listing of "used" yachts and smaller craft. Publication in very good clean condition; modest paper loss to spine, abrasions to rear cover. Overall excellent condition. An uncommon vintage publication, replete with all manner of costly recreational watercraft with page after page of illustrated advertising featuring options in engines and accessories. The publishers were no doubt oblivious to the impending economic collapse - October 24, 1929 - an upheaval that would plunge the country into the long-lasting Depression of the 1930s. Yachts of the financially strapped were to hit the market - at give-away prices - as the economy tanked. The magazine, in its lavish display of costly inventory, is indicative of the bubble that would soon burst. Item #54690