L.L. Whitman and C.S. Carris in Franklin automobile, 1904 Franklin transcontinental tour
View of driver L.L. Whitman and mechanic Charles S. Carris in Franklin car during a 1904 transcontinental trip from San Francisco, California to New York. Motorists in Franklin cars in background. Handwritten on back: "Tours--Franklin transcontinental tour, 1904. Franklin driven by L.L. Whitman with Charles Carris as his mechanic left San Francisco, Ca. on August 1, 1904 and arrived in New York city 33 days later on September 3, 1904 breaking the old record of 61 days set in 1903 by Tom Fetch in a Packard."