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JRoberts
06-10-2012, 04:10 PM
Have you ever heard of this term before?

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/npcc/30000/30092v.jpg

Corvanti
06-10-2012, 04:51 PM
haven't seen it before, Joe, but it kind of makes sense given the definition of "salon": http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/salon#English

a reception hall.

also noticed the mannikins all appear to be female.

perhaps a sales pitch to women for a "closed car" to remain clean upon their return trip from a beauty salon? ;)

studegary
06-10-2012, 05:06 PM
That salon is as in a room or estblishment of a business. Sort of the same as a showroom.

bezhawk
06-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Common term for sedan in the early part of the century.

studegary
06-10-2012, 05:53 PM
Common term for sedan in the early part of the century.

I think that you are confusing it with saloon.

bezhawk
06-10-2012, 07:36 PM
I think that you are confusing it with saloon.

I'll visa that versa

Corvanti
06-10-2012, 07:53 PM
I'll visa that versa

i have to go with Mr. Lindstrom on this one, Brad.

at least in the English language, and in the type of vehicle built. :)

bezhawk
06-10-2012, 08:29 PM
I conceede....but what if the gathering place was in a sedan??????';)

Corvanti
06-10-2012, 08:31 PM
BTDT!!! :lol:

1962larksedan
06-10-2012, 09:19 PM
Open cars back then were convertibles so closed cars were sedan/coupes, etc.

Greenstude
06-11-2012, 06:01 AM
In an era when most cars were open and most roads were dusty, this dealer was promoting his more expensive (and presumably more profitable) sedans to ladies who wanted to arrive at their destinations with clean faces and clothes without the need to wear scarves and "dusters" over their good clothes. It's an interesting marketing idea at a time when nearly all cars were bought by men.

64V-K7
06-11-2012, 07:14 AM
That placard in the lower left corner of the window has the hours of operation. The lower part says "The Washington S....... (something). Anyone recognize the name?