Shorpy Saturday – The Automobile

By Jeffrey Buck

As Chrysler, Ford and General Motors continue to recover from the near meltdown of a few years back I’ve selected a few photographs that are automotive related. None of the photos were taken in Michigan but offer a glimpse into times when the automobile culture was much different; from design to fuel to presentation.

Take a look at the photographs entitled:

Downsized: 1977“:

New Chevrolet meets Old Cadillac circa 1977 in Medford, Mass., on the corner of Mystic Avenue and Harvard Street at a service station whose name escapes me. Not the best time for American cars!

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Full Service: 1940

May 1940. “Wiping off windshield at service station in Cairo, Illinois.” 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

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Lincoln at the Capital: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. “Ford Motor Co. — Lincoln at Capitol.” The Great Transportator. National Photo Company glass negative.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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