Advice for Edwardian female drivers

From chocolate to hand mirrors

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Advice for Edwardian female drivers

The Edwardian motoriste was fortunate to have a champion in Dorothy Levitt, record-breaking competitive driver and motoring writer who counted Queen Alexandra amongst her pupils.  In 1909, she assured readers that one needn’t look ‘hideous’ or feel anxious in a car, recommending storing a powder-puff, soothing supplies of chocolate and a small revolver in a little drawer under the seat. She also effectively invented the rear view mirror with her suggestion to hold aloft ‘a little hand-mirror’ in order to see behind. 

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