The Same Good Car Through Many Seasons Image • 2020.11.022020.05.25 • KoHoSo 1930 Ford Model A Three-Window Fordor Sedan – Hearst’s International-Cosmopolitan – November 1930Scan credit: Alden Jewell on Flickr Spread the joy!Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window) Related
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Dig the black cats rampant on Halloween, on the rooftop and sundry.
This ad predates the mid-American ICBM solo, so I am puzzled by the structures which appear at top-right. Grain containers methinks. The faux dormers are probably a homeowners association requirement.
I agree with your guess that the structures at the top right are supposed to be grain silos. Having never seen any like that myself nor finding any of that style in a Google Image Search, I have a feeling the artist might have never been beyond the suburbs and possibly abused his artistic license a little bit. :^D
Thank you for all your comments!
God forbid that anyone ever take marketing seriously, but this “Fordor Sedan” strikes me as having a clever moniker. But there was a time when art, humor, and commerce could mix, unchaperoned by focus groups.
The ad copy even appears to not have been vetted by a legal department keen to avoid planned-obsolescence lawsuits.
People don’t change. (And the ghost of every laugh which would have harmonized with a happy splash in a now-filled-in swimming pool whispers, “But lawyers have changed America.” The ghost dissolves, its wisps by the fringe of a creeping black cat’s fur dispelled.)