Sunday, September 14, 2008
Isn't this great or what?! Grandpa (I am his namesake) looks excellent, stylish and like he was going to attack the back nine at the Steubenville Golf Club.
He didn't golf, but is resplendent in his relaxing duds circa 1955. A polo shirt with dress slacks pressed and pleated. Looks like a million. The picture was taken from the front of 1645 Oregon Ave in Dean Martin's hometown, the steel and coal city of Steubenville, Ohio.
He is standing in front of his work vehicle, I believe a 1955 Plymouth Plaza station wagon. I never saw his name applied to any of his other work vehicle, the last one purchased in 1975. He loved Chrysler products since 1937, and purchased from the same dealer, Pietro Di Novo & Sons on Third St. One of these dealers in a multi-story building with the cars coming up and down on a giant elevator (they are in the same place today selling Chrysler-Dodge). Imagine being a steady customer for 38 years in an era where a handshake meant everything in a relationship.
What a guy! I have blogged about him in the past, and am in the process of sifting through many old and faded prints, and will scan all of them eventually. Like the photo, he was much larger than life...