Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Square American Cars

Over at Square America is a gallery of car related images from the '40s and '50s, including some blueprints and specs for a couple Nash badges. Those are the kind of things that I'd frame and hang on the wall if I had the originals. The text on the main page says (including way too many capitalized words in the title):
We Cast Our Dreams In Chrome And Steel: Photographs & Ephemera From The Golden Age Of American Automobiles From The Files Of Banthrico- A slideshow of over 30 photos, blueprints, and ads from the files of Banthrico, a company that manufactured toy banks for the auto industry. A reminder that once there was a time when American car manufacturers got it right.

They have other recent galleries too, including Polaroids. One snapshot in that collection is of some old lady in a casket, like deadsville. Weird. I never thought about taking a camera to a funeral. Maybe her husband took it to capture the moment he finally had some peace and quiet for the first time in 70 years. Thank you! Try the shrimp!

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