Thursday, August 11, 2011

1936 Ford 6"x6" oil

To put this in perspective, here are a few things that happened in 1936, the year this car was made.
Benny Goodman wrote "Stompin at the Savoy"
Green Hornet radio show aired on WXYZ in Detroit.
National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago.
Worlds first superhero appears, The Phantom
First stock car race held in Daytona Beach FL.
1st bicycle traffic court in America established in Racine WI.
"Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell is published.
40 hour work week law is approved.
July 6, 121° F state record in Steele North Dakota.
August 2, 120° F state record set in Seymour TX.
Lou Gehrig is voted MVP.
King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan.
Green Bay packers win NFL.
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy appears on TV.

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Virginia Floyd said...

What a fantastic car! Beautifully painted, Claudia!

"August 2, 120 degree state record in Seymour TX". We are frying here in TX now, with about a month of 100 plus degrees. Not 120, though!

carolyn cobb art said...

love the history updates
including in your paintings.
great compostitions!!!