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Southwark Plumbing: 1949

Southwark Plumbing: 1949

"Southwark Plumbing & Heating Supply, Philadelphia, 1949." 4x5 acetate negative from the archives of Signal Corps photographer Lt. Joseph Zinni. View full size.

 

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Tailfin preview

The 1948 Cadillac, shown, was the first production car to sport tailfins. Many Cadillac dealers were afraid the public would not like them. WRONG!

1946 Ford

It's the one missing a rear hubcap and displaying the deflated fender.

Man Wanted

When I tell my students that want ads were segregated by sex well into my teen years, they protest "but they couldn't do that, could they?" It's a reminder that times *do* change...

Just guessing

No idea who owns the Ford or the Dodge, but I'm betting that the Caddy belongs to a licensed plumber.

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