Saturday, August 9, 2014

Photo Number 1655

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Duluth Minnesota.

1949 Chevrolet Coupe and a Bear Duluth

My Dad said that the car is a 1949 Chevrolet Coupe.  This could be a Northern Minnesota photo…but it also could be a Yellowstone National Park Photo.  I remember seeing  news footage of cars lined up to feed the bears in the park in the 1950’s.

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5 comments:

  1. We had a lot of photos of bears when we went to Yellowstone in 1957. The bears really were everywhere begging for food.

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  2. Oh, wow! Talk about close up. Well, there sure wasn't any Justin BIeber ring tone around back then if a bear visit went sideways ;)

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  3. That "boxy" trunk sure does look like 1949 Chevy 2 Door Coupe.

    I wonder if they had a pic-ca-nick basket in it!

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  4. Since the photo came from Duluth, it's probably northern Minnesota. It was very routine up through the 1950s for northern Minnesota bears to be like this. Resorts would oftentimes have a "pet" bear. We have many pictures of my mother-in-law feeding bears roadside on the Gunflint Trail in the 1930s, and of guests at Bearskin Lodge feeding a bear in front of the lodge in the 1940s. So it wouldn't need to be as far away as Yellowstone.

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