I have rented this wonderful car, a Pope-Hartford, to arrive in for the ball on September 30th. The Pope-Hartford Manufacturing Company in Hartford Connecticut was founded by Colonel Albert A. Pope and produced cars from 1903-1914. At the time, Hartford was the auto capital of the world. Previously Pope had produced bicycles.
The early cars had a one cylinder engine, two forward speeds, brass trimmings and removable covers. They were very stylish and luxurious. I am still awaiting word from the three men I invited to be my escort. I wonder if a ride in this car will persuade one of them?