Count Albert de Dion, French industrialist and politician, c 1910.
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Photograph of Albert de Dion (1856-1946). Albert , Marquis de Dion, together with the engineers Bouton and TrEpardoux, was one of the creators of the car industry in France. The de Dion Bouton car, the first models of which were steam-powered, was his contribution to early motoring. He founded the Automobile Club of France in 1895.