Today’s featured photo is of Jean and John M. Taxin, the owners of the famous Old Original Bookbinders Seafood Restaurant located in Philadelphia, PA, apparently posing in their near new 1953 Cadillac Eldorado.
The first year Eldorado of which 533 were built was essentially a restyled 1952 Cadillac GM Motorama dream car based on a 126 wheelbase chassis powered by a 210 hp, 331 c.i. OHV V-8 engine backed up by a four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. The suspension system consists of a coil-spring independent front suspension, and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, equipped with four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The Bookbinder opened in 1898 at Second and Walnut St. on the Delaware River in Philadelphia close to the docks and remained in business until John E. Taxin closed it in 2009 following the 2008 recession. It reopened in 2015 under new management.
Share with us what you find of interest in the photo found via Ross Morgan courtesy of Bookbinders Reataurant.