Related, from the Collingwood Flea Market, Farmingdale, NJ: technician’s and sergeant’s uniforms. Technicians were noncoms paid the same as corporals and sergeants but outranked by them and without command authority outside their fields. Navy specialists during the war, like the Army ones since ’55, weren’t noncoms; their grade was seaman.
The last of the beautiful ’40s cars, a ’48 Chevy Fleetliner. Production was suspended during the war so the first real postwar cars weren’t until the next year.
Three years of Skyliners. Hardtop Ford convertibles seemed part of this year’s theme, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth (July 30). The black and yellow ’58 is this year’s poster car. ’59 look familiar?