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Photo Galleries - Once a Pontiac


 
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       Once a Pontiac - Legendary art deco silver streaks

       This gallery is homage to Pontiac. The original Pontiac was an Indian chief whose tribe lived south of the great lakes. In 1766, he attacked the British at Detroit, a decade before the ‘American Revolution’ (which really started the process of conquest and deprivation of all the native tribes of America.)
       Pontiac, chief of the Ottawas, failed in his attempt to take Detroit but he surfaces again in 1926 as the name of a new GM car. By the 30s Art deco was a major art/design theme and Pontiac jumped right in with the enormously popular silver streak series which continued right up to the mid 50s. These models featured wonderful portrait heads of Pontiac.
       I started photographing these ‘portraits of Pontiac’ in Havana, Cuba in 2002 and continued up to the present. They are ‘pure nostalgia’ for me and if you own one of these antiques, please contact me and I will be delighted to come and photograph your car and provide you with free prints. Legends never die and ‘Pontiac’ will always be One of mine.

       

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