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Vintage photos of:
Having just seen Delworthio's photo of a blue Mercury, I couldn't resist posting one of my 1954 Monterey, some twenty years later (1989) and a few thousand miles east of Indiana. View full size.
My Uncle took pictures of everything dear to him. Kodachrome slide. View full size.
Finally a historic photo from my city on Nashville! I went down to the corner of Third and Church and tried to take a new (digital) photo from the same spot as the one seen in George Christopher: 1910. This was the best match of the four corners. Nothing seems to remain from the 1910 shot. I based the location on info from the Warren Brothers website given below.
August 1958, California's Mission Santa Barbara with a small but interesting selection of cars, including a speeding Rambler wagon; above it in the distance a very nice two-tone Buick; next a spiffied-up yellow coupe, '47 Chevy is my guess; classic '56 Chevy in aqua and white, then a couple of Oldsmobiles, '54 and two-tone '56. Blurry but identifiable at right, a partially-obscured '57 Chevy and a '58 Plymouth. My brother's Ektachrome slide. View full size.
My great-grandfather's Bakery & Cafe on 7th & O Sts. NW, Washington, DC. He's in the back, on the right. This was taken ca. 1920. View full size.
Rear end of the blue apple of my uncle's eye. View full size.