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Nash Wash: 1955

Nash Wash: 1955

In the spring of 1955, Bert and Iva's son George brought his new wife, Arax, and their 1948 Nash Ambassador home to 1022 S. 8th Street in Wausau, Wisconsin. Wonder if she also washed Bert's Hudson in the background? Kodachrome slide. Part of the Bert's Slides Collection. (Bert loved cars.) View full size.

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Wonder whose Plymouth it was?

Bert had a Hudson (another photo I'll upload soon). Don't know who's Plymouth it might be.

Yeah, the house was exactly the same until they sold it just a few years ago. It hadn't been changed for more than 50 years. It still had the knob and tube wiring, push button light switches and no shower.

It does look more like summer with the full leaves on the trees.

Wausau, WI

I've been following this site since the beginning and was happy to see photos from Wausau, WI where I live. Can't wait to see more for the Bert's Slides Collection.

The cars are gone

But the house still looks the same.

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Thanks for the memories

My dad had one just like this, same color and all. He bought it brand new to drive us from Milwaukee to New Jersey, where we moved. There were no license plates, because in Wisconsin in those days you could paste your title in the back window until the plates arrived. This caused us to get stopped numerous times along the way, which took several days back then.

Made in Wisconsin

Two beauties from a beautiful state!

Car lineup

The car in the background might be a 1950 Plymouth. There is also a nice 1955 Ford Fairlane across the street.

Bert's Car

Bert's car (behind the Nash) is actually a 1950 Plymouth, and it must be really late spring in Wausau for it to be warm enough to stand barefoot on wet concrete and smile about it.

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