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.

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