Not entirely sure these folks could look any more disinterested in having their photo taken. Looks like they belong on a flyer in a post office for passing bad checks or something. They’re standing at the side of a brand new 1949 Ford for crying out loud — they should be much, much happier. I’m sure they’re nice people, real life-of-the-party cut ups. They just don’t like cameras.
Here’s another fine example of a great group shot with a brand-new-in-the-day old car. Can’t you just hear the photographer, “Just go stand by the Ford…. and smile when I count to three. 1…. 2… you’re not smiling Lester… ” The car they’re all huddled behind is a 1949 Ford. I also see what looks to be a U.S. serviceman in the back — thank you for your contribution Sir!
One of the more rare photos I’ve found to date was this color one here. You just don’t find too many full color car photos from the late 40′s and 50′s — not too many color photos period! This looks to be from southern California and I’m basing this guess on the houses not the palm trees. This well-to-do woman stands proudly by her 1947 Cadillac Sedanette. I love this particular model Caddy, would like to believe it’s still cruising around somewhere to this day.
What’s better than a brand new 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne Sedan? How about a FRESHLY CLEANED 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne Sedan. The car looks great and I’m thinking its owner just mentioned ice cream because honestly, no one is ever THAT happy just washing a car.
Attic Autos, although the name implies just autos, is a site for all sorts of old cars AND trucks. Here is a great shot of a deliveryman for Suydam’s Butter Cream Bread. By the palm trees in back, it’s safe to bet a southern California or Florida location here. And a quick “Google” confirms Suydam’s operated in So. California (Long Beach) in the late 20′s. Is this Roy Suydam? The family will have to confirm. Until then, enjoy a great delivery truck shot from the 20′s. Who knows what brand truck is featured here? Message me and I’ll make the edit. email@example.com