Press Tin Voting Booth Trailer, Marion, Ohio, Oh My…
Probably the most interesting physical object in Marion, Ohio, a town that has largely been thrown away, and the former home of Warren Harding and Duchess is this movable structure used as a voting booth in the early 20th century:
Located at in the yard of Warren G. Harding's home in Marion, Ohio, this movable building or trailer is entirely clad in press tin metal, often used for interior wall and ceiling decoration in the early 20th century. The building was used as a traveling voting booth. Note the entrance at the rear of the structure.
Not as attractive as the exterior, the interior is still quite interesting with the exposed framework one can see how simply this movable structure was constructed. Note the voting booths along the front wall of the trailer and the long table to the right.
Within this view you can not only see the Harding home in the background, but also the exit near the front end of the trailer, as well as the hitch and wheel of the structure. No doubt, the presence of two doors was to allow for an efficient flow of entering and exiting.
The mobile voting booth of the 1910s/1920s at the Warren G. Harding home in Marion, Ohio. Note the interesting fenestration of small windows within a cladding of press tin metal. The color of the structure rocks our world, not to mention the primitive feeling of the wheels..
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