Vintage autos and their owners from times gone by

South Carolina, 1952

48-chrysler

Not sure exactly why but when people were told to pose for pictures with their cars, they almost always put one foot on a bumper. Where it started, and why, is anybody’s guess, but this foot-on-bumper thing was practiced all the way up until cars had no bumpers.

Probably had a lot to do with an instinctual behavior of man over beast. That’s my guess.

So, this is a photo of Wallace Knibbs while on a South Carolina safari in 1952. Wallace bagged a much-desired 1948 Chrysler rhino that day. “I was sitting at a bus stop reading the Daily Planet, when this angry thing emerged from a parking garage and charged toward me with all the power and reckless determination of a runaway locomotive . I had only one shot”.

 

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