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Plaid Dad: 1952

Plaid Dad: 1952

1952. Our young man is back with Father, making his Internet debut in front of the lens, and the Key Lime Plymouth. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

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not just Fords

My father had a Chevy station wagon approximately that year and color.


That plaid is really a tartan. It's a Rob Roy(McGregor) tartan.

Shiawassee County

Is the Michigan County code for 1952 license plates beginning with the letter L J. Plates from this year were composed of two letters followed by four numbers. My wish is that this information leads to the names and history of this fine looking family.

SeaFoam Green

Sea Foam green was a 1952 Ford color. My beloved 1952 Ford Sunliner Convertible was Sea Foam Green. I had to sell it when I got married in 1955, but I later got a Sea Foam Green 1952 Ford 4 door to haul my wife and child back home to civilian life when I got discharged from the Air
Force in 1956. I agree, it was a great color. In 2000 I got another 1952 Ford Sunliner Convertible in pearl white, not Sea Foam green, but I still had the same girl, which was much better then any car I could ever find. I still have her and the Convertible. She is still much more fun and much more valuable

Seafoam Lives!

Perhaps not on Plymouths, or any other make of automobile of late. But you can rock with plenty of electric guitars painted so.

Seafoam Green

I love the color of that car! I would love to buy a modern car with that exact paint color. You don't ever see these creamy colors anymore. Modern automotive paint always seems to have a bunch of metal flake in it.


From the license plate I can tell they are somewhere in Michigan and from the looks of his dad, I can now proclaim that this is the legendary Dennis Mitchell standing proudly with his father, Henry.

Funny, though, I had always presumed Henry's head would appear more narrow as I do specifically recall Dennis breaking into a fight after a neighborhood boy called his father "lanky". The punch line had Henry explaining to Dennis, "But I am lanky."

Joey and Margaret remain just outside the camera's view.


Taken in Ottumwa, Iowa in 1952. Radar O'Reilly with his nephew just after returning from duty in a M.A.S.H. unit (4077th, I believe) in the Korean War.

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