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Shiny Stockings: 1928

Shiny Stockings: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Graham-Paige at Golden Gate Park." Especially well equipped with fender-mounted spares. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 
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Elementary --

The shocks are Watson Stabilators.

Air suspension

There are what look to be small tanks under the fenders inboard each wheel. I think they must be shock absorbers that act on the center of the spring. A few days ago there was a picture of a car with Gruss shock absorbers which acted on the end of the spring. Not to be prurient but the San Francisco ladies certainly have upgraded suspensions too. Probably from walking up and down all those hills.

Girls and Guys

Can't decide if the girl on the right looks more like Tony Curtis or Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot.

Let's take them to the speakeasy to find out

OK they look great sitting on the fenders - but can they dance a hot Charleston? That's what the darbs want to know.

Dealer plate

Evidently using sex to sell cars goes way back.

[And vice versa. - Dave]

 
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