A letter from Philadelphian and author Lloyd Alexander to Ann Durell. He appears to be in the throws of a winter much like ours (2013-2014). A hand waving a flag is illustrated just emerging from a snow drift.
Snow-Shoe Motor Vehicles - Solve Winter's Problems, by Murray Fahnestock S.A.E.
Canada's tremendous industrial progress, with the need for reaching industrial and military sites, in spite of all that weather can do to prevent this, and the need for patrolling public utility power and telephone liens, has created a growing market for all-weather, go anywhere motor vehicles, which are best sold and serviced by those in the automotive industry. While the wheel was one of man's greatest inventions (one which was never duplicated by Nature), yet the wheel has its limitations, when there is snow on the ground or the ground is soft or muskeg. The wheel has only a spot contact with the road and so tends to dig in and down, where a caterpillar tread distributes the weight over a large area and acts as a snow shoe.
A stunning painting by Maxfield Parrish depicting snow covered houses by the light of the moon. Visit the original in our Rare Book Department at Parkway Central!