Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Ford Garage 1949
Titojohn alerted me to this photo from the Life Magazine archives. It was taken around the same time (and by the same photographer) as the "Guest House" photo that I posted earlier. As Jim pointed out, the Guest House had some 1946 Fords parked in front. So where did one go in 1949 Taipei to buy a new Ford? Why the Ford dealer of course!
My question is whether this was an authentic Ford dealer or was it just an auto repair shop that "appropriated" the Ford logo. I'm inclined to think it's authentic because I believe that's about a 1949 Ford (Woody?) Station Wagon sitting on the lot and I also see "Mercury" in the striping at the top of the building's wall.