Today we feature a mixed grill of everyday American transport public, private and commercial from an unlikely source, the archives of the Stockholm Transport Museum. While life is often taken for granted by those living it, we’ve found that the passage of fifty or more years can make images of the ordinary much more interesting for the record they provide of vehicle, architecture and clothing styles. And if we find them fascinating, we imagine that our Scandinavian friends find them even more so.
The heavily accessorized 1949 Dodge seen above was parked in front of Irving Theater at 1310 South Halsted Street. Designed by architect Alexander Levy in a structure that dated from the 1880′s, it seated just under 300 patrons and operated as a theater until 1935. Sources report that it was demolished in 2007. We invite you, our readers, to send in a comment if you recognize any of the streets seen in the images below. Photos courtesy of the Stockholm Transport Museum.
- L to R : A busy street in Houston – A forest of signs in Boston – A Mack C45 at a bus stop in Houston.