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Bumper Buddies: 1940

Bumper Buddies: 1940

December 1940. "Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana. Construction workers from Monroe sitting on car in front of their shacks before leaving for evening shift." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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His new pickup

Judging by the hood vents and cab, the truck is a brand new 1941 Chevrolet Series AK pickup. 1941 was the first model year for the AK, which was replaced by the Advance Design trucks in June 1947.

You can leave your hat on

That was an easy car quiz. The pickup truck is a mere 1941 Chevrolet AK 3104.

Pitching a Tint

Anyone colorizing this? The 1940 Louisiana license plate featured beautiful dark blue characters on brilliant orange background, a striking contrast. And yes, that is a little map of the state inserted between the banks of digits.

Here's looking at me, kid.

Bogie on the fender.

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