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Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

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1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World



Putting The ‘Ass’ In Assassination

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John Hinckley Jr poses in front of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.  This photograph was taken shortly before Hinckley shot and wounded President Reagan, in an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981


Funkin’ GoNuts For Ye Old Donuts

you are STILL missed Montgomery Donuts!!!!!!!!!!!


but you live on in our hearts, just not in our stomachs

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art by the GREAT Joseph Craig English



Rock Bottom Top

Rockefeller Center / RCA Building – City Garden Club and fountain


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photos by Samuel Herman Gottscho, April, 1934

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