Today’s feature contains a few photos taken for an advertisement in the Ann Arbor News highlighting Tom Terrell Edsel Inc. employees and their experience in the automobile business. The Ann Arbor Library states that the ad was published on September 2, 1957, two days before the Edsel was introduced to the public on “E-Day,” September 4, 1957. The dealership was located at 314 South 4th Ave in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Like most Edsel dealerships, which only were in business for a short time, further information about the dealership has not been found other than the following sad news about the owner Tom Terrell. He lived in Detroit, and according to his obituary in the Ann Arbor News dated December 13, 1957, “he left the automobile business last month and his son-in-law H.C. McElroy also of Detroit assumed operations of the car agency. Terrell, who was 57 years old, was found dead in his home and the medical examiners ruled the death a suicide.
Please share with us what you find of interest in these photos courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library.