The Painting Blog

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21 The Model T plane

Here's my dad's toy car, again. This time masquerading as an airplane. I can't imagine that a car like this wouldn't have spent some time as an "airplane" in the hands of my six-year-old Dad back in 1927. Avionics got a leg up that year with Charles Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris. My Dad's Aunt Hazel gave him the iron car but I'm willing to bet he made it "fly."

8" X 10" $800


  1. I never thought of it until your painting....every good car has seen many flying hours in the hands of a child. Same goes for cows, tinker toys and everything else. Thanks for the picture...


  2. Yes, I'm sure there were lots of flying cows and horses, too.