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The Brick Buick: 1949

6 monthes ago   |   By Shorpy

My sister and brother in a 1949 photo, on Second Avenue in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Not many years later, at 16, I demolished this Buick (and please take notes if you'd like to demolish a Buick) skidding on wet streetcar tracks - too much speed might have been involved - and nailing a brick porch next door to Sacred Heart Convent on Sixth Avenue. A woman appeared , shouting "You've wrecked!" and because a few more bricks were thudding onto the hood, I said, "I believe I'm still wrecking." View full size.
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