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Car Capsule: Photos of the 1955 Ford and Mercury Lineup

Car Capsule: Photos of the 1955 Ford and Mercury Lineup

Capsules, Featured Posts
Some time in 1954, Life magazine photographer Yale Joel ventured to an unknown destination. His assignment was to photograph a group of brand new cars -- 1955 Ford and Mercury models, to be precise. I don't know how many of these pictures ended up in the magazine, as I've been unable to find any associated article in the Google Books archive, but some of these are real stunners. I wasn't sure at first if these were actually 1954 models, but the dead giveaway was the distinctive look of the '55 Ford Fairlane. That stainless steel Fairlane stripe on the side was what tipped me off, as the Fairlane debuted in model year 1955 (replacing the Crestline). Also present -- as far as I can tell -- are the Mercury Montclair and Monterey, as well as a Ford station wagon. Owing to the fact th...
Vintage Photo Wednesday: Detroit, 1927

Vintage Photo Wednesday: Detroit, 1927

Vintage Photo Wednesday
This is a news service wire photo of Randolph Street looking west in Detroit, Michigan. It's dated July 9, 1927. I would love to travel back in time and ride one of those trolley cars. Related articles Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 7 - Early 20th Century Cars Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 1 - Photochrom Prints, 1890s-1900s Vintage Photo Wednesday: Labor Day Parades and Celebrations of the Past Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 9 - Republican National Conventions Detroit resurgent? VentureBeat is coming to the Motor City in September