By John Lloyd, at the Cohort.
Peeking around corners here!
God, these types of photos makes me feel so old.
The sattellite dish is “photo bombing” here?
Still could be relatively old? We had dishes up maybe 40 some years ago. The first one in our area wasn’t sending out a scrambled signal. Lots of dishes popping up, company started going after pirates, eventually they scrambled the signal.
I remember some films having some items pop up in the background that didn’t belong there.
But the smaller “digital” dishes like that one didn’t start appearing until maybe the late 1990s. The one you had 40 years ago would have been a big old C-band dish, also known as BUD for “big ugly dish”.
Yeah, if it wasn’t for that satellite dish you could almost imagine this picture was taken in the 1950s, except for that those trucks would have been relatively new then.
I bet that place smells like innertubes.
Your photo the true essence of “Suddenly, it’s 1960” —
A pair of zippy 1960 Falcons leading the way, ahead of newly-obsolete, finned Chrysler products ….. that were supposed to have been the face of the future.
Gates rubber got out of the tire business in the 70s, so the sign is at least 50 years old.
We _ARE_ old ! remembering these old street / highway scenes .
I’d like the Divco delivery truck .
AAAWWW! Lost America. Let’s hope that more of it stays so that successive generations can appreciate how we lived. Thanks for this.
I hope nobody is buying those Gates tires.
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