Vintage Snapshots: Packard People In The ’50s

I’ve posted quite a bit of mid-century American luxury in my recent vintage galleries. Some were even devoted exclusively to Cadillacs and Lincolns, with a few Imperials occasionally appearing. But what about Packard, that other renowned American luxury purveyor?

Well, finding those images took some doing. Not surprising, considering the brand was on its last legs through much of the ’50s, as its luxury luster eroded. Still, some photos do show up. And the folk posing by their side are quite a mix; some show upscale manners, and others laid-back attitudes.

Last, other than the 1948 convertible (third photo), most images are dated to the 1950s.