Arrival of the Mayflower

It is interesting to look at old hood ornaments and discover how they came to be the symbol for a car company.  Plymouth was introduced in 1923 as Chrysler’s first low-cost model.  The logo featured the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, and was chosen due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.

The Mayflower appeared on Plymouth hoods from its introduction up until the 1940’s when the design morphed into a rocket-ship.  This one is from approximately 1939.

The Simpson Farm
3930 Roy Parks Road
Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/2.8 –  1/1250 sec – ISO 100

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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