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Wide Turn: 1956

Wide Turn: 1956

Oakland circa 1956 and another motoring mishap, with yet another guilty-looking Buick. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.


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VictrolaJazz is right

The car on the far right actually is a 1954 Chevy with a one piece windshield.

["Split windshield" refers to the Imperial. -tterrace]

International Harvester

The IH on the front of the truck tells me that this is an International Harvester lorry from the early 50's. The IH factory shut down in the late 80's in Springfield just outside of Dayton, Ohio, one of many.

The name changed to NAVISTAR but even that did not last long.

Imperial Indeed

But it's circa 1951-1952.

Just enough grille and hood

To identify a 1954 Imperial to the right of the '56 Buick Special, then a much more lowly '54 Chevy to the far right.

[Split windshield, so it's not a 1954 anything. - Dave]

Hagstrom Map Rap

If only the truck driver had had a GPS or cell phone giving audible directions, instead of having to look down at the Hagstrom Map.

The fault dear Brutus lies not in your man-made GPS satellites, but in the map in your lap.

[However, this was Hagstrom's Food Stores, Inc., an Oakland-based grocery chain. -tterrace] ETA: Those darn conglomerates!

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