In Some Episodes of Highway Patrol Dan Matthews Drove a Buick Century Just Like Ours. Sometimes He Drove a Dodge or an Oldsmobile. In Any Case They Were Always Two-door Models. In One Scene All Three Occupants Exit Through the Driver Side Door.
In One Memorable Episode Patrolman Runs Through Neighborhood, Demonstrating Poor Trigger Discipline, Searching for Suspect. Here, Carelessly Points Firearm at Mr. Matthews.
Child Leaps From Cover. Points Toy Gun at Officers.
Officers Do Not Blow Him Away But Rather Comply With Young Gunman's Instructions.
Matthews Takes Young Gunman/Witness to HQ to Identify Plates on Getaway Car.
After Theoretical Discussion on the Difference Between Yellow, Dark Yellow and Orange, Kid Picks Texas out of Lineup. Every State Has Unique Combination of Colors. No Slogans or Pictorial Elements. Kid is Confident Because Plate Matches School Colors.
The More Things Change The More Different They Become.
The purpose of these studies is to begin the visualization of the
project while building a vocabulary of objects and situations. What the final
paintings look like is going to come out of the painting
process. I'm looking at levels of realism, detail, distortion, spatial
issues, materials and methods, maybe even color eventually. These are all 11 x 13 inches (more or less) and painted with gouache on primed Rives BFK.
Truck, Sporting the Bear Alinement (sic) Happy Bear Logo, Barreling Down Mountain Road
What does all this have to do with pre-interstate travel you ask? Good question.
This is a matchbook advertising Perry's Trailer Village in Petaluma, California. We lived there for a while in the early 1960s. It had a pool. The matchbook was offered for sale on Italian ebay. I also found Mr. Perry's obituary. He started the trailer park after retiring from his dairy farm and ran it until the 1970s.