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Photo: Girl posing with 1959 Ford Fairlane. (“Betty, go stand by the Fairlane and let me snap your picture.”)

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, many people considered their Ford Fairlanes valued members of their families. The car boasted a beautiful design that inspired love and devotion among its owners.

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“To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form.”

HENRY FORD

Note: The above photo is a found snapshot showing a man posing with his prize fish and prized automobile — the Ford Fairlane. I have been struck by how many photos I’ve run across of people during the late 1950s and early 1960s posing with their Ford Fairlanes. I believe the car was so beloved because, as the Keats poem tells us, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.”