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    Leonard Shepherd
    http://leonardshepherd.com/


  • #2
    Neat picture Leonard.
    Thank you.



    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO
    President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
    Gary Sanders
    Nixa, MO

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    • #3
      Why do you ID it as a "Scotsman taxi" and not an Econ-O-Miler Taxi?

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        I could use a piece of that Automat cherry pie right now.

        Skip Lackie
        Washington DC
        Skip Lackie

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        • #5
          I used to go to Automat &always get the baked macroni&cheese puting the
          nickels in was real neet.

          Lenny
          Atlanta Ga.

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          • #6
            Great picture Leonard! []
            That is quite a collection of Taxis! The #1 car is very hard to tell, MAY be a '57 Chevy.
            #2 APPEARS to be a '56 Ford
            #3 IS a '57 Chevy.
            #4 IS a Checker
            #5 IS a '56 Dodge
            #6 IS the '58 Econ-O-Miler, which looks like a Scotsman.

            There is another Checker passing the Bus.

            It is surprising to see a Dodge, they were usually too expensive to compete, and rare NOT to see a BUNCH of cheap Plymouth's!

            StudeRich
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Okay tell the truth, who other than me focused on Sophia Loren's name before looking at the cars?? My bad.

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              • #8
                Wonderful photo, Leonard, thanks for posting. Pictures like this drive home to me (born '58) that life itself wasn't black and white back then!

                Bill Pressler
                Kent, OH
                '63 Lark Daytona Skytop R1 (sold new by Cordell Motors, Moorhead, MN)
                '64 Daytona Hardtop (sold new by Carl E. Filer Co., Greenville, PA)


                Bill Pressler
                Kent, OH
                (formerly Greenville, PA)
                Currently owned: 1966 Cruiser, Timberline Turquoise, 26K miles
                Formerly owned: 1963 Lark Daytona Skytop R1, Ermine White
                1964 Daytona Hardtop, Strato Blue
                1966 Daytona Sports Sedan, Niagara Blue Mist
                All are in Australia now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StudeRich

                  Great picture Leonard! []
                  That is quite a collection of Taxis! The #1 car is very hard to tell, MAY be a '57 Chevy.
                  #2 APPEARS to be a '56 Ford
                  #3 IS a '57 Chevy.
                  #4 IS a Checker
                  #5 IS a '56 Dodge
                  #6 IS the '58 Econ-O-Miler, which looks like a Scotsman.

                  I was trying to figure out your numbering system until I realized you were working backward from the farthest away. To me, that far one looks like another Dodge, but I can't tell those from a cheapy fleet-style Plymouth anyway. The one you identified as a '56 Ford doesn't appear to have round tail lights, but it's hard to tell what it is. Were the Econo-O-Miler taxis longer that the four door Scotsmans for legroom? How can we tell what model that really is from that picture, other than historically the Taxis were supposed to be Econo-O-Milers? Were those cheaper to buy than a 4 door Scotsman for a taxi company? There were so many taxi companies, who knows what they bought for sure. They seem to have thrown everything on the street!

                  I also noticed to the right of the bus is perhaps a '56 Chevy police car with a cherry light on top. IIRC most police cars didn't the word POLICE on the trunk lids back then, just a logo on the door. Is that a police car, or just someone's head jaywalking in just the right spot? I spotted that looking for the Sophia Loren marquee. That's Anthony Perkins before he was Norman Bates, too.[8D] Great picture to share, Leonard, thank you.

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                  • #10
                    Yes the Econ-O-Miler was on the "Y" Body Chassis, with the long rear doors with vent windows like a President, but in this pic we don't have enough of a side view to be sure.

                    I sure would think the Taxis were more $ than a Scotsman!

                    They had H.D. everything! They were 185 Engines with V-8 Brakes, better seat springs & padding, bigger clutch & Trans. the works, even a always locked or unlocked trunk lock like a '53-'55, just no more trim. [^]

                    StudeRich
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      I do not believe that the Chevy to the right is a police car. One - it doesn't look like one - wrong colors and Two- NYC wouldn't be using '55-'56 police cars in 1958, or later.

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        I know it's a long shot,way up on the right.could that be a 59,60 Lark Taxi ?

                        Joseph R. Zeiger
                        Joseph R. Zeiger

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                        • #13
                          Joe, I'll bet if you go way up, and/or right enough, chances are you will come across a Lark

                          I keep coming back because I love looking at old photos like this. I've got about 1000 or so saved into my computer(s)[^]

                          Couple obsevations on this one:

                          It always amazes me how big a deal theaters used to be. We have a big, gorgeous Art Deco theater that was built in the mid-late 30s. Still here and still operating, and still amazingly intact; only change is it's been partitioned off from the original one large theater into 5 smaller ones At least it's preserved and operating...

                          I'm intrigued by all the dents on the back of the bus. Wondewr what that's all about?

                          Question: What was the FIRST thing your eye went to in this picture when you FIRST saw it? For me it was the bus. Color/paint scheme, I suppose...?

                          Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
                          Parish, central NY 13131

                          GOD BLESS AMERICA





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                          • #14
                            I think you all missed the lady inside the window next to the L on the Lowes sign. It looks like she's doing the dishes with dove soap! you can see the top is one of those first pop up tops, in the green and red bottle!

                            Jim Rostron
                            Jim Rostron

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                            • #15
                              quote:Originally posted by bams50

                              Joe, I'll bet if you go way up, and/or right enough, chances are you will come across a Lark

                              I keep coming back because I love looking at old photos like this. I've got about 1000 or so saved into my computer(s)[^]

                              Couple obsevations on this one:

                              It always amazes me how big a deal theaters used to be. We have a big, gorgeous Art Deco theater that was built in the mid-late 30s. Still here and still operating, and still amazingly intact; only change is it's been partitioned off from the original one large theater into 5 smaller ones At least it's preserved and operating...

                              I'm intrigued by all the dents on the back of the bus. Wondewr what that's all about?

                              Question: What was the FIRST thing your eye went to in this picture when you FIRST saw it? For me it was the bus. Color/paint scheme, I suppose...?

                              GOD BLESS AMERICA





                              Re theaters: All the big movie theater companies had gigantic movie houses on Times Square at the time. Most still presented both movies and live stage shows of one kind or another. I remember going to a live rock 'n roll show at the Times Square Paramount around the time this picture was taken. It was a couple of blocks farther downtown, behind the photographer, and seated 3500+ people. Most were teenagers, and most were screaming the whole time.

                              Re the bus: can't answer the question about the dents, but the bus lines in NYC were still privately owned at the time, and all had their own color schemes. That appears to be a GM TD series bus, pretty common at the time. They were made for 25+ years without major styling changes.

                              Skip Lackie
                              Washington DC
                              Skip Lackie

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