You Are What You Drive was produced by graduate students
from Carleton University’s Masters in Public History Program in
association with the Canada Science and Technology Museum. This website
was a class project in 2010 for Hist5702 – Digitizing History.
The advertisements reproduced in the site are a small part of the De
Bondt Collection of car advertisements at the Canada Science and
Technology Museum. The collection contains approximately 10 000 images
of automobile advertisements dating from the early 1900s through to the
1980s. This collection – which showcases advertisement artwork in Canada
– consists of a wide variety of automobile manufactures and models.
Robert Gougeon built the database engine and introduced our project to his Web Development class.
Jahfer Husain, from the Interactive Multimedia & Design program
of the School of Information Technology, designed the visual elements of
Special thanks to David McGee, Garth Wilson, and Mike Gagne from the
Canada Museum of Science and Technology for their help with this