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"The American Traveler in Europe"

Travel brochure about independent travel to Europe by American Express


American Mail Line Travel Brochure for China

This is an American Mail Line travel brochure for China. Cartwright would often pick up these brochures to read and make notes about information he found interesting. This brochure has some underlining and writing on it.


American Mail Line Travel Brochure for Japan

This is an American Mail Line travel brochure for Japan.


American Mail Line Travel Brochure for Philippines

This is an American Mail Line travel brochure for the Philippines. This brochure has some underlining in it.


American Mail Line Travel Brochure for Seattle

This is an American Mail Line travel brochure for Seattle.


Cartwright family among group of tourists, in courtyard, Versailles Palace. Wilburn and Wilburta at left, Carrie and Doralyn in center


Cartwright family and other tourists looking out of bus windows, Vienna, Austria


Cartwright family and other tourists posed in front of building, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Cartwright family and other tourists in front of the medieval astronomical clock in Prague.


Cartwright family in rickshaws, Doralyn and Wilburta, in middle one, looking at Carrie, Hong Kong.

The Cartwrights took a few rickshaw rides while on their trip. The first rickshaw ride that Cartwright documented was the one they took through the business district of Kobe, Japan on October 30, 1935. The ride pictured is the one the family took on…


Cartwright family with Camilo Osias standing in front of bronze Buddha. Kamakura, Japan.

This photo shows the Cartwright family in front of an enormous statue that is referred to as the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan. The statue is a likeness of Amitabha Buddha made of copper which resides outdoors on the grounds of the Kotoku-in…


Cartwright's Special Passport

This is a special passport issued by the Secretary of State Cordell Hull. The passport picture is a family portrait of Cartwright, his wife, Carrie Edna S., and his daughters, Doralyn Emma and Wilburta May.


Congressional Delegation Pamphlet

This is a pamphlet created for the members of the Congressional Delegation at the beginning of the trip. It contains a list of the guests on the S.S. President Grant, along with useful information about the ship.


Correspondence between Carrie Cartwright and American Express

Final correspondence about trip arrangements and final payment.


Doralyn and Wilburta Cartwright in Japanese kimonos, holding parasols and dolls, aboard ship.

The Cartwrights did as much sightseeing and shopping as they could on the trip. This picture shows, from left to right, Wilburta Cartwright, Doralyn Cartwright, and Daphne Mahon, daughter of Texas congressman, George Mahon. The girls are wearing…


Europe: Our Trip Abroad

Typescript of Wilburn Cartwright's travel journal. Includes an addition after the trip about how contemporary world affairs influenced the memories of their trip.


Group on deck of ship. Includes Cartwright family and members of congressional delegation.

This picture shows the Cartwright family, Vice President Garner, and several other members of the congressional delegation in leis, throwing streamers off the ship as they sail away. This was likely taken as the group was leaving Hawaii to make the…


Handwritten note about trip

Brief note about places visited on letterhead from hotel in Prague.


Handwritten note about trip by Wilburta Cartwright

Note by Wilburta about their trip on the Rhine.


Hawaii Map from Travel Booklet

Cartwright had a habit of picking up travel materials at each stop on the trip. He, apparently, was not able to acquire his usual American Mail Line travel brochure for Hawaii, however, he did get a travel booklet titled "Nearby Hawaii," which…


Inaugural Address of Manuel Quezon

This is a bound version of the inaugural address of Manuel L. Quezon, the first President of the Philippines. Cartwright's name is embossed on the front cover. Inside, there is an inscription to Cartwright from Quezon himself.


Officer, Doralyn Cartwright, Wilburta Cartwright, seated on life boat; and Carrie Cartwright, Wilburn Cartwright and officer standing in front, on ship's deck.

Picture of the Cartwright family and crew members of the Beemsterdyke.


Official Inauguration Program of Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmena

This is one of the official programs from the inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the induction into office of the first president and vice president of the Philippines.


Panoramic view of Canton and harbor. Photographer - Ah Fong.

Photograph by Ah Fong that provides a panoramic view of Canton and the harbor.


Trip Itinerary

Final itinerary prepared for the Cartwright family; includes mutliple notes by Wilburn Cartwright.


Wilburn Cartwright and two Filipinos, one of them pointing to the islands on a globe.

During their stay in the Philippines, the congressional party met with many local government officials while gathering information about the country. This photograph shows Cartwright with two unidentified Filipino men pointing out the Philippines on…


Wilburn Cartwright looking at snakes on a table, outdoors, China.

Cartwright interacting with snakes on a table in China.


Wilburn Cartwright, Wilburta Cartwright, Vice President John Garner, Doralyn Cartwright, Mrs. Garner and Carrie Cartwright, with leis, on ship.

This picture shows Vice President Garner and his wife with the Cartwright family, all adorned in leis. This photograph may have been taken on the S.S. President Jefferson as the group was leaving Hawaii.


Wilburta and Doralyn Cartwright leaning against ship's rail

Picture of the Cartwright family and crew members of the Beemsterdyke.