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Greg Myers, November 8, 2015 in General Automotive Talk (Trucks and Cars)
Although color photography was around at the turn of the century, something tells me that this photo has been digitally colorized.
It is very obviously a government project.
There is one upper-level manager, a mid-level manager, a foreman, and three workers.
No one is doing anything (but drawing salaries while waiting for the environmental-impact study results) except the worker who's IN the car, obviously holding it down in case gravity weakens momentarily.
That is a very early James Bond car as evidenced by the 2 license plates...no cops in the photo, just spies and secret agents disguised as everyday people. The car has the special issue tire chains used only by Bond and the adjustable radiator cover FYI...this photo was taken in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada at the onset of 'Camp X'...ssshhh
I don't know what the "story" is here, but I agree the photo looks to have been digitally colorized.
A little investigation uncovered these...
After looking at this closely, it's interesting that the car was using snow chains without any snow on the ground (but wet streets) and no chains on the right front. Not hard to figure out why the accident happened.
Could have been used in a hit or a robbery. Murder, Inc., for example, would steal a car and plates that would be used in either from other, distant and separate neighborhoods and park it in a garage they used for such contingencies. When it came time to pull off a job, the stolen plates would be put on the stolen car, preventing the cops from making a positive I.D. When they finished the job, the car would be ditched far enough away from where the job took place to, once again, prevent it being traced it back to them and the boys would use a "clean" car to escape in.
People used to put the chains on at the beginning of the winter season and leave them on. The fact that there's no snow on the ground doesn't mean anything. Maybe it was a warmish day and it had all melted, but that didn't mean everyone went out and removed their chains for the day. You can see snow on the tree branches and the grass behind the fence, and accumulated on the parked car that looks like it had been sitting there for a while... so obviously it had snowed recently.
Later that same day...
...and on towards evening...
The van in the back looks like it does not have any chains on at all. Looks like it must have spun around and hit the lamppost one can see in a the second photo. I wish that was bigger.
The last one of the two in Bills post above looks serious, could have been a fatal perhaps?
I posted a couple of pics of wrecked cars a while back & was hugely berated for being insensitive.
Seems that if there was any possibility that an injury "may" have occurred, you will become a prime target as an "attention whore" if my memory serves me correctly.
After reviewing All the Evidence this guy has it correct 👍
Good Work Sir 😄
Digitally colorized for sure. I'll bet a dollar to a donut that what appears to be wet pavement is indeed ice, as in ice storm.
Aye, Art ... just a typical January day in ice covered Boston.
That same corner today; corner of 10th St. and R Street NW... Washington DC...
Ah that answers the two plates, one for the state and one for the district?
Would you have put one set of chains on the front since there wasn't positraction back then?
interesting radiator cover, if you notice the water is frozen around the hood and the cap,
Is that the rest of the lamp post by the tree in the lower right corner?
Interesting that it is a racially integrated photo that skews historical propaganda.
I think those are wrinkles in the material, not frozen water. Looks like a sort of hood blanket/rediator cover combo piece the car is wearing.
No, DC is its own self-contained entity and is not a part of any state.
I can't make out the upper plate, but the lower one is Maryland (MD). Makes sense, since Maryland literally surrounds DC on three sides, the Potomac River being the fourth side.
Ok, Greg... so what's the answer? What were we supposed to figure out?
I think he's asking what make of car it is.
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