Today’s feature image is a Ford press photo taken in a styling showroom located at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Over sixty scale styling models painted in various colors and combinations are arranged diagonally on the wooden flooring for inspection by L.D Crusoe (with paper and pen in hand) a vice-president at the Ford Division. Assisting Crusoe is Randall A. Osmon one of the Automaker’s color and finish stylists.
After selecting a smaller number of the color and two-tone combos chosen for this showroom display, full-sized models are then prepared, painted and put on display in a larger showroom. After another inspection by other Company officials, the final color choices for the 1952 model year were then selected.
Share with us what you find of interest in the Ford News Bureau photograph or can add to the story. The lead image is courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.