1931 Ford

In a previous post we had a look back in time at a vintage horse-drawn wagon from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Today, we revisit the 1930s with a 1931 Ford used by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City (C & P). After a couple of name changes (Bell Atlantic and now Verizon) the company remains in operation today. Of course, all of these iterations of Bell companies trace back to the inventor, Alexander Graham Bell. Anyhow, I found the 1931 company car below in the Museum of Industry. It is in remarkably good condition as you can see below.

1931 Ford
1931 Ford

As many of you know, I've been building a collection of black & white images and that effort continues. The best of the best will end up in a portfolio. I have really appreciated all of the feedback received and it has been a tremendous help to me.

1931 Ford - B&W
1931 Ford - B&W

One of the issues with vintage vehicles in museums is the fact that they are nearly always surrounded by ropes, chains or other restrictive items to keep people at bay. I fully understand why this is necessary but it does limit one's photographic angles as we try to avoid cluttering up the image with these distractions. Nonetheless, I'm always happy to take on the challenge. ;-)

1931 Ford - Side View
1931 Ford - Side View

Most company vehicles have a number on them and this one shows "1931", which is the model year of the car. Coincidence or just part of a refurbishment effort?

1931 Ford - Side View - B&W
1931 Ford - Side View - B&W

Hope you enjoyed the view!

Have a wonderful day, friends.

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