Car - Dealer - Showroom finish 1942 - Side by Side
Photograph - Colorized Photo
Colorized photo from 1942, May Original title: Automobile store on 14th Street which has stock of frozen cars Photographer: John Collier Jr. Location: 1712 14th St NW, Washington DC
This is a showroom that used to sell new cars, but was forced to sell used cars. During WW2, they had to ration out new cars to essential workers. There was a limited amount of new cars, as car factories had to make transportation for the war.
This dealership used to sell Desota's, and a few are. I chose colors from their paint swatches, as most of these cars look the same to me. I also have to note I hate doing reflections...
The building here still exists, built in the 1900's, the room itself I believe was from the 1930's, as the lamps are Art Deco, made to look like little buildings. There is a heater on that sign board that looks like a huge toaster.
January 30th, 2023
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