Camping 1955

Camping 1955, originally uploaded by candyruth.

Camping 1955

This is the trailer we had for many years of weekend and weeklong camping trips. As mentioned in the previous photo, my aunt and uncle had the same trailer and we often met at some campground or national park.
A couple of years later, Dad got a newer (’56) Buick that had the same 2-tone design as the trailer and had the trailer painted to match the car. It was a sight to behold. Then, in 1961, my parents sold the trailer so we could get new carpets in the bedrooms. An odd trade-up….(candyruth)

candyruth… this is such a great photo.. so classic… i am thrilled that you have shared it with us… thank you… it brings back a lot of memories… tiandra..

Lucille And Katsy 1932

Lucille And Katsy 1932, originally uploaded by snorkeldaddy.

If you are looking for a wonderful ride into yester year.. then you will want to visit the photostream of one snorkeldaddy….. just click on this photo and you will find yourself traveling as far back as the civil war… now how is that for time travel.. most wonderful i would say…!

Thank you snorkeldaddy for sharing this gem as well as all the other wonderful material you have in your photostream….. tiandra..

The Business Man

The Business Man, originally uploaded by vintagephoto.

The Business Man

I really enjoy this one: Depicted is an obviously successful guy – just before The Depression (backside dated July 1929). I am really trying to figure out the roles each person played. The Boss can be clearly identified.

But who is the happy woman – like a servant – placed behind the hood of the car? An unusual pose. Is she his wife? Or indeed a servant ? Unlikely. When I look at her face, I see her contemplating I am not in front, but it is a good spot where life has put me in where I can enjoy prosperity from the second row.

Are the people on the left their children and spouses? Note how they are standing close to each other, while the arms of Mr.Boss have created more space for him. The woman on the left also stands out. Not only because of her size, but because her dress is much less fashionable than the other women. The most sexy girls are the ones close to Mr.Boss – that ultra-stylish hat from the 20’s, amazing!

I am wondering what finally happened to them in fall 1929? Could Mr Boss escape his economical fate and turned up even more successful after the stock market crash? Or did he have to sell his big house, his car and order his wife to get out behind her hiding space and join him to the West?

The car still remains to be identified – we should be thankful to the happy lady in the second row that she stepped behind so this task is now easier for us. Agree Jay El?
(vintagephoto)

Thank you vintagephoto for sharing this treasure with us.. tiandra…

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

1942 chrysler and Bonnie Blinked

I had to look a long time to find this car. I finally found one picture using google that identified it as a 1942 Chrysler.

It is probably a brand new car. It was purchased at Kavarno motors in California. Unusual name. Google found an Isak Kavarno who imigrated from Norway and worked for General Motors in Santa Barbara, California.

And Bonnie or maybe Mabel, blinked… She was dressed nice though. Pin-stiripe suit and strappy high heels. She is probably a little upset right now. She doesn’t know whether her boyfriend is taking a picture of her or his new car. I think she’s a bit miffed.

Her boyfriend smoothes it out though and 20 odd years later Lennon and McCartney will write a song about it…”Baby, you can drive my car.”

recycle 193
(anyjazz65)

Thank you anyjazz65 for sharing this treausre with us… great read.. lots of very interesting information… thank you from all of us who enjoy this… tiandra..

A new set of radials!

A new set of radials!, originally uploaded by anyjazz65.

A new set of radials!

Leaving the Goodyear tire store. (upper right)

(anyjazz65)

I found this gem in anyjazz65’s photostream…. great click..!

i am not sure what make this beauty is.. but over time i am sure we will get a visit from somebody who knows….

Thank you anyjazz65 for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

XK120 FHC

XK120 FHC, originally uploaded by Photomechanica.

XK120 FHC

Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe
Signature – 1/18

Just an outstand click….!

Photomechanica.. you have some photostream.. i must say.. you have a lot of treasures in there… thank you for sharing them with us… Tiandra..

….Information needed

Information needed, originally uploaded by Frank Lavigne.

Thank you Frank Lavigne for sharing this photo with us… it does not look like the driver many have fair-ed to well in this accident… i took a read on some of the comments under this photo in Franks photostream.. i would agree… it looks bad for the anyone who was in this car… it is a very interesting photo… the area and the road… so i have blogged it to see what happens over time as to information that might help…..

After taking some time to look at it myself… i would say the car lost control and rolled over once or twice to come to rest up against the tree in the back ground…. this is my thoughts on the so far…

Thank you Frank Lavingne for sharing… tiandra…

São Paulo – Praça do Patriarca – c.1930

São Paulo – Praça do Patriarca – c.1930, originally uploaded by Meu Bairro Meu País.

I found this gem in the delightful photostream of Meu Bairro Meu País… love the whole feel of this one.. from the traffic to the buidlings and shdows… wow…

Thank you Meu Bairro Meu País .. for sharing this treasure with us.. tiandra…

…..Chevrolet Sedan – 1940?

Chevrolet Sedan – 1940?, originally uploaded by MR38.

wow… MR38.. this one is a beauty… i remember my father had a friend who had one of these back in the late 50’s… that’s why this one caught my eye… i see you are wanting to know a bit more info on this one… well i will blog it and maybe in 11 years from now we may get an answer.. you will have figured it out long before then… big smile..

Thank you MR38 for sharing this treasure… tiandra….

…1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color).

1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color)., originally uploaded by Frank Lavigne.

1937 PLYMOUTH (In Color).

20 Cents Brown and 25 Cents The rest. Vintage hand-tinted 5×7 photographs. Guess the car ??….

I just love Frank Lavigne’s photostream… i have gone to visit Frank so many times this weekend… so yes.. Frank you are the third reason i am doing a classic blog… i so want to share some of these wonderful treasures…

Frank.. this one is a real gem.. i have studied it at length…. ohhh.. 7 or 8 times.. now… it gets better each time… and i was thrilled with the first visit… they have their whole life ahead of them… i hope their dreams came true.. i know there are a lot of dark days in life… but if they had a few little ones… who grew up onto wonderful adults… then i would say their dream came true…

Thank you Frank for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…