Vintage autos and their owners from times gone by

Gotta be Easter Sunday

55oldssuper88

Love these “Sunday best” photographs people used to take. If this family was anything like mine, then this shot was taken on Easter Sunday just before mass when everyone looked their absolute best. And to get to church on time? These folks did it in their 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88!

Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 10.21.11 AMDID YOU KNOW: I worked in the visual arts for GM ad agencies for nearly all my career and I included the color illustration of the featured vehicle to show you what folks in the business always referred to as “The Detroit side of the car”. The folks in the black and white photograph are positioned in front of the vehicle –– where you or I would pose your family for this type of photo. The illustration, on the other hand, was done by the advertiser (Oldsmobile) and no way could they allow people to block the view of their fine sheet metal, so they were painted on the “Detroit side”, or behind the vehicle. And it’s still done to this day.

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