Found this delightful truck ready to be converted into an RV! The sign on the side says “Fuchs Baking Company, Est. 1912, Homestead, FL”.
It was no doubt a very long and bumpy ride across the country for this vehicle, although there is some chance it was transported by flatbed trailer.
Can anyone identify the car? I think the nameplate on the front said “Ford”, but not certain. The “instrument panel” was a bunch of small, old batteries, but it was not possible to know if that is really the way it was back then, or if there are a lot of the parts missing from the inside.
Holsum Bakeries was a landmark in South Miami in the 50’s and probably before and beyond. I moved there with my family in 1949, but haven’t lived there since 1985. Every year at Christmastime they would have a huge creche in front of their building. Looks like it is a shopping center now, but I have not seen it. I found a picture on the net of the entrance to the shopping center, but it is so garish that I am not going to put a pointer to it here.
I found on the net this more satisfying picture of the Christmas display. It was really something in person to the young child I was back then. I didn’t get to see it every year, but I remember it well.
From the State Archives of Florida
I never expected this flood of memories when I woke up this morning!