Courtesy this vintage car dealership postcard comes this fun image of the 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible. It's the best bargain under the big top!
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...
It's been quite some time since I last featured a Western-themed album cover, although this one is not as obvious. It's Cannonball's Sharpshooters, from the late, great jazz saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. This is the original cover for the record, released in 1958 on the EmArcy label (a subsidiary of Mercury Records). I can't find any credit information for the graphic design but I can tell you that this is a typically fine release from Adderley, one of my favorite saxophonists.
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