Oh, my love affair with these old trucks continues. This is one on Edith just north of Montano. It's a '48 and everything on it is original. It's for sale. Sad. Sad because I know that the folks who own it would like to keep it, but the fact that the lot is for sale along with the truck means that they have had to switch gears. They had specialized in repairing old vehicles. Business must've been too slow for them to survive. No one hangs on to anything anymore (out with the old, in with the new) in this consumable, disposable society that we are.
Well folks, only a few more days of 2007, huh? It is hard to comprehend that '08 is looming before us. Remember when 2000 was about to ring in and all the hubub of pending catastrophe because of our computer calendars? It seemed so real then and so absurd now!
The image here is from a photo shoot I did back in October. I've altered it a bit by sanding it, painting it with acrylic, walnut ink, and other speciality inks related to the world of mixed media. But, for the record, the patina you see is how that truck is; I only did enhancements to make it more 'readable' since the lighting when I took the shots washed everything out.