Yellow Cab taxi car


Yellow Cab taxi car


Black and white image of a cab parked along side the curb on a road. Hedges and trees fill the background of the image, and a sidewalk runs along the other side of the verge in front of the hedge. A small lighted sign on the roof of the car reads 'Taxi', and printed on the front driver's door is 'Yellow Cab Co. Hillsboro Phone 1211.' The car appears to be a 1942 Ford 'Super DeLuxe' sedan, given its distinctive front grill and the words 'Super Deluxe' just visible beneath the right front headlight. Very few of these cars were built for the general public before Ford shifted their production lines early in 1942 to meet wartime demand for staff cars and other military vehicles. This photograph was part of the Herbert McMullen bequest. McMullen was a local photographer who, in addition to taking his own photographs, collected images that depicted daily life in the area.

Date Created

circa 1940s-1950s


gelatin silver prints




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