This pair of promotional photos both feature Ruth Etting, who in the 1920s and 1930s had over 60 hit recordings and worked in the stage, radio, and film industry. She is seen here in a very exclusive appearing city delivery vehicle, which may be wearing Massachusetts plates. It is a bit of an oddity, as it is wearing some 1929 Cadillac sheet metal, on what appears to be a light truck chassis. Can a reader identify the the chassis for us? The hubcap logos should prove to be a good clue for this.
Etting is seen (below) posing with a 1932-33 DeSoto Coupe, in a setting looking a lot like it was in California. We will leave it to the Chrysler products experts to determine exactly which year and model the coupe is. The 1932 models were available with either a six or an eight, while in 1933 it appears to only have been offered as a six-cylinder. Photos courtesy of the University of Nebraska Libraries.
P.S. Don’t forget your Valentine today.