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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Imperial Family

Imperial Family

A family pic in the front yard with our cousins and grandparents in the black Imperial. Early 60's. View full size.

What an awesome car

And yet another glimpse into a vanished way of life. Suburbia, Southern California, early 1960s. Well, we can argue whether "things were better" in the old days. Who knows, really? It's all about perception. I just can say old land barges like the Imperial were, and are, really cool.

 
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