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Hop In: 1955

Hop In: 1955

From circa 1955 Columbus, Georgia, comes this uncaptioned snap of two youngsters interacting with an authority figure driving a Buick. Where to, kids? 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

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Bzzzzzzzzzzz

I swear some of the power supply vibrators in those old car radios were so loud you had to turn the radio all the way off to be able to talk. The plug-in solid state replacements available today are one of those improvements that alter the true masochistic vintage car experience.

1953

Buick Special--the least expensive trim line in the brand and still using the Fireball straight 8 for the last year--the more expensive Supers and Roadmasters would have a "V" in the hood ornament ring visible over the little boy's right shoulder. The optional Dynaflow is in Park.

Big Brother

That boy sure is being nice to his little sister, to whom there is a strong family resemblance. My guess the lady is either a neighbor or one of the local schoolteachers.

No way

Let me see the candy first.

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