Hey Milkman! by flyrod

Canon 5D Mark 2 24-105mm 1:4 lens. Photoshop CS6

There was a time when milk was delivered to your doorstep in bottles my a man in a white suite who drove a truck like this one that dates back to the 1930’s. My jaw dropped when I saw this truck at the American Truck Historical Society Antique Truck Show in West Springfield Massachusetts last May. It’s most unusual feature is that it has no steering wheel. You drive it with a stick that is pushed forward, backward and side to side. I wanted to put it in a setting that was true to the period of the vehicle, so I went back into my archive a few years for some images of the Pacific heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Enjoy. Oh, and drink your milk!

The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • flyrod
    flyrodover 2 years ago

    Original truck image
    Original background image
    Original background image

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Wow! You even got Elises (incorrect spelling) the Bordens cow!!

  • I can’t slip one by you my friend. It needed Elsie for a bit more personality

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    What a great find! I remember the milk man, and the Dugan bread man, and the knife sharpening man, the ice man…..boy, sounds like I’m older than dirt! Nice work blending it in with the appropriate neighborhood!

  • Thanks Dot. I grew up on a dairy farm so we didn’t need this guy. The only other sales guys that came by were the Raliegh man and guys who tried to sell lightning rods for the barn.

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 2 years ago

    You’ve captured the period perfectly, great image.

  • Thanks very much Nigel. Always appreciated.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Outstanding work on this one!

  • Thanks my friend.

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 2 years ago

    You sure have an eye for these mixes. Well done flyrod.

  • Thanks Paul. It’s a good opportunity to use some of my older photos.

    – flyrod

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Great composite capture mate.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Much appreciated DG.

    – flyrod

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesover 2 years ago

    Love it and what you did with it!!

  • I appreciate that Judith.

    – flyrod

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 2 years ago

    Perfect! Beautiful work!

  • Thanks very much Bill.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Hawley
    Keith Hawleyover 2 years ago

    What an old beauty… Nice work Flyrod my friend… Love the nostalgic feel to the image with the matching buildings in the background…

  • Thanks Keith. If you every get to San Francisco you must see the houses. They are ammazing.

    – flyrod

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