View Full Version : From the Archives #67a (test of photo posting)

Studebaker Wheel
05-18-2010, 12:46 PM
Test of posting an image.

05-18-2010, 01:18 PM
I see it Richard! I clicked on the pic three times and the pic became large.

05-18-2010, 01:25 PM

I got a jpg link to the picture that I had to click to see the picture.

This new format is going to take some getting used to for me.

05-18-2010, 01:27 PM
I like the choice of vehicle for your test picture Richard.

52 Ragtop
05-18-2010, 01:34 PM
I like the choice of vehicle for your test picture Richard.

Yep, I like it too! <G>


Studebaker Wheel
05-18-2010, 01:51 PM
OK guys, I need to know the who, what, why and where of that photo? All of you should know the guy standing in the Commander convertible! Where is he and why?

05-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Looks like Ike to me, celebrating his campaign results. John

White Hawk
05-18-2010, 03:33 PM
I believe they are headed North on Michigan Street in South Bend. The cross street is Washington. My guess is they are headed out to Notre Dame for a speech.

05-18-2010, 06:33 PM
Is that Red Robin storefront on the block the same restaurant chain we now have, or was it something else?

White Hawk
05-18-2010, 07:16 PM
I remember Block Bros. as being boxed chocolates. Red Robin was not a burger place, I kind of remember it as a dress or sewing supply shop.

05-19-2010, 10:40 AM
The face is too much in the shadows on my screen, but being a balding man riding in a 1952 Studebaker, I'd guess that it is General Dwight David Eisenhower campaigning for President of the United States.

05-21-2010, 08:05 PM

This post has moved over to the second page. I'm wondering if my answer is correct? I now see that "j.bryd" has also answered "Ike" (although I didn't see his post before posting mine.) Are we correct?

Next question, will my post bring this back to the top as in the old Forum, or will it continue to languish here? (Dang I miss the old format; I don't seem to have enough computer skills for this new one!) Example: I can't change the type font, can't get smileys into the line of type; etc; etc; etc. Grrrrrrrrrrr

05-21-2010, 08:26 PM
You can change the color.

Wonder what "Remove Text Formatting" means?

05-21-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm using IE and wonder if that limits my choices?

05-21-2010, 08:45 PM
There's an icon on the far right of the reply box to increase or decrease size. When I select it, it enlarges the size of the response box. Wonder what that does?
This is my test.

Did nothing.

05-21-2010, 09:26 PM
I removed the text formatting. That didn't help either. Clicked "Go Advanced" as otherwise there is no "preview".
Still frustrated! Can't figure this thing out.

Studebaker Wheel
05-21-2010, 11:09 PM

Yes, it is IKE! The place is South Bend, Indiana and the date is Sept. 15, 1952. Ike and Mamie were on the first leg of a 12 day 12 state campaign swing thru the Midwest. The parade took them from the train station to Notre Dame and back to the courthouse for some speechifying. The police chief estimated the crowds along the parade route at 40,000 people. Of course a number of Studebakers were used in the parade including the convertible that was at the Indy 500 race a few months prior. That car was driven by Earle Haley who was working in the engineering dept. at the time. Earle later became a long time SDC member and told this writer about the experience. While the management of Studebaker was solidly behind the Republicans Ike’s motorcade went directly past the UAW Local 5 headquarters which was decorated with signs and placards for Ike’s opponent Adlai E. Stephenson. Not surprisingly there was no mention of the parade in any Studebaker publication of the time. Ike easily carried the state of Indiana in the election and won the national electoral vote 442-89.

05-22-2010, 05:07 AM
Thanks for "the rest of the story." One thing I noticed in both of the photos is the lack of Secret Service presence. Perhaps candidates for President didn't receive "protection" until elected unlike today. I'm not sure when that started. I recall that Harry Truman (Ike's predecessor) had Secret Service protection, somewhat to his dislike, as he liked to go for walks by himself. Ahh simpler times.

I just noticed the movie playing at the theater in the last photo. How ironic.