Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Modest Tail Light

gracing the rear deck of a Chrysler or a member of the Chrysler Corporation's family of cars at the time: Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, or Chrysler. Consider how inexpensive these lenses likely were back in the late 1930s and into the 1940s. 

That is, compared to the extravagant lighting displays put on by Detroit's designers today.  Each worth at least three or four C-notes.  

And back then, there were no backup lights either in the unit. While styling has changed, it's likely for the better providing much higher visibility and safety.

Note the pleasing interplay between clouds, blue sky, and shadow. This image is displayed in a larger version on my Fine Art America website, Jim Cotton's Rural Photography.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The 1937 Ford

Look at those clean lines, teardrop headlight bezels, and pleasing geometry of this nicely restored specimen. This year, Ford introduced the smaller version of its 221 cubic inch V-8, displacing 136 cubic inches, and with both becoming signature engines of those years.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Boys of Summers Run

The Boys of Summers Run, the third novel in this series about farm boys and Little League Baseball is now published and available for purchase. There's a softcover edition and it's also formatted for all your different Kindle, tablet, or other e-book readers. Set in rural P. A., this work is what Barnes & Noble used to list as a “Heartwarmer.”

A 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Woodie makes a cameo appearance.

Written from the country and back roads of rural America, it honors old-fashioned values and manners yet presents timeless and pertinent insights for today’s families, especially those concerned with raising well-grounded boys into leaders and true gentlemen. 

(Yes, there are some chapters set in Montana, depicting how not to do such.) 

Here’s the link:  The Boys of Summers Run

Monday, May 5, 2014

Suitable for Framing Series, 514-1 & 2. . . . Hood Ornaments Were Distinctive

The 1952 Pontiac's rendition of Chief Pontiac could light up if all went well.

The Mayflower graced the Plymouth's hood of the late 1930's and reflected its identity with the Pilgrim's arrival in the New World.

See more hood art and familiar classics from the boulevards and back roads of America at our Fine Art Website. Click: Jim Cotton's Photography

Wednesday, March 26, 2014