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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Hudson Driver

Hudson Driver

Here I am at the wheel of the 1948 Hudson posted earlier. I figure I'm about three here, which would make it around 1949-50.

47-55

1947-1955 were the best years of my life. Lived in Japan for 2½ years (father part of occupation) and graduated H.S. there. Back in the States, had my first job, then went to Berkeley, where I met my future (and still) husband, married in 1954, first child 1955. There was plenty happening. What do you want to know.?

Except for the Korean war, it was a relatively quiet time while countries, people and industries pulled their lives back together.

Twilight Zone

The time between the end of WWII and 1955-ish is an interesting era that I’ve love to know more about... yet seems largely ignored in history if not in nostalgia compared to the periods before and after. I wonder why? I understand the power and draw of WWII and then the late 50s then 60s but in between seems so lost.

Thanks for the pix tterrace and Shorpy for hosting them.

The New Hudson

Cute kid!

 
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