Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So in 1951, Did Big Mama Buy This Car?

the largest, most powerful six-cylinder engine available in an American car in 1951.

Or is she beaming alongside a friend (male or female -- minister or civic leader, her son or daughter's car)??  Undoubtedly, this was an African American's new pride and joy...  a luxury car just off the line!  

Dad Sip died in 1948;  This couple had reared successful kids... Lemuel married and practicing law.. he served military.... Ada Lois was in the midst of her OU Law studies/Married to Warren.   Youngest daughter Helen was also married.
This Automobile...was reported to be the largest, most powerful six-cylinder engine available in an American car in 1951 -- four door sedan costing almost $3000.

This enlarged engine was only available in one model-the new-for-1951 Hornet. The Hornet was based on the 124-inch-wheelbase Commodore, and it wore special exterior badging; the upgraded interior featured assist handles, tailored seatback pockets, precision instruments in a polished chrome housing and Commodore-style cloth/vinyl upholstery. Available in four-door sedan ($2,568) and two-door Club Coupe ($2,543)

How Much things cost in 1951
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 7.88%
Average Cost of new house $9.000.00
Average wages per year $3,510.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 19 cents
Average Cost of a new car $1,500.00
Loaf of Bread 16 cents
LB of Hamburger Meat 50 cents
Bacon per LB 52 cents
Eggs per dozen 24 cents

Technology 1951

•First oral contraceptive ( the Pill )invented by Luis E. Miramontes
•Direct dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
•First Color Television Pictures broadcast from Empire State Building

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