Cheaper by the Dozen Setting & Symbolism

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Pierce Arrow

The Pierce Arrow, also known as "Foolish Carriage", is an obstinate car that only responded to Dad, and only when it felt like it. The car is a focal point of many anecdotes in this novel.

Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair, New Jersey is the primary residence of the Gilbreth family. The authors deemed it a sort of school for scientific management.

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island is home to the Gilbreth family in the early stages before they move to Montclair.

Hoboken

Hoboken is the place where Dan went missing when Dad took the kids aboard the "Leviathon."

New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford, Massachusetts is the place the family was traveling to when Frank, Jr. was accidentally left behind in a restaurant.

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut is where Dad was driving the family in Foolish Carriage and they were mistaken for orphans.

Fairfield, Maine

Fairfield...

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