Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo Number 1062

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Brainerd Minnesota.
1912 Buick Brainerd Antiques
1912 Buick Brainerd Antique back
1912 Buick  R.P. Bissell Dubuque Iowa
The fenders have been rounded off at the running boards and running boards removed.  Like the sport cars of the 20s.  That spoiled it.
Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)
Update from Iggy:
Richard P. Bissell is a rather well-know author. Son of Fred and Edith Bissell.

"Richard P. Bissell (28 Jun 1913 - 1977) learned about the pleasures and dangers of towboating on the Mississippi during eight years as deckhand, mate, and pilot. A Harvard graduate, he left the river in 1945 to manage his family's business in Dubuque, Iowa, and to become an author of national acclaim."


Update fro Sam Bissell : 

Actually his birthday is June 27, 1913.
Today is his 100th birthday....and I'm glad I found this so I can share it with my family!

He was an was an author of short stories and novels. His early writings were stories and books based on his life working on the Mississippi, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, as a deckhand, mate, and Captain. His book, "7½ Cents", was based on his time spent working in the family business, H.B. Glover Co., in Dubuque, IA, which was turned into the Broadway musical "The Pajama Game", which won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. He wrote a book about the experience called "Say, Darling", which chronicled a broadway musical production and featured characters based on those he worked with; this book was also turned into a musical with the same name, in 1958. 
In the 1960s, after other fictional books, he was hired by Holiday Magazine as a featured writer, which lead him to contributing to other travel magazines, as well. He wrote monthly columns for Venture Magazine as well as Travel and Leisure, which were based on his travels and were always humorous in nature.
He passed away well before his time at the young age of 63. He was survived by his wife, 3 sons, and a daughter. 

Thanks for sharing this photo of one of my Dad's old automobiles!
All my best-
Sam Bissell

This photo went Full Circle 76 on November 12, 2013.

10 comments:

  1. One wouldn't think this was "body sculpture" in the modern era anyway! Rather a dumpy looking car - and some of them back in the day were lovely to look at (and not so fun to drive! without power steering and electric starting!)

    Richard P. Bissell is a rather well-know author. Son of Fred and Edith Bissell.

    "Richard P. Bissell (28 Jun 1913 - 1977) learned about the pleasures and dangers of towboating on the Mississippi during eight years as deckhand, mate, and pilot. A Harvard graduate, he left the river in 1945 to manage his family's business in Dubuque, Iowa, and to become an author of national acclaim."

    Source - http://www.amazon.com/Stretch-River-Borealis-Richard-Bissell/dp/product-description/0873512200

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  2. The family business was a clothing/garment factory according to the US Census. Looking further - It was the H. B. Glover Company.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=v-cdBfPrxfUC&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=dubuque+1940+clothing+factory+bissell&source=bl&ots=E7NQ7rJiN7&sig=gf1ypqOtzK1FOpsCrDPYNUAAlkI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Q9S4UOyfKu-00QHQ-4DQDw&ved=0CEsQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=dubuque%201940%20clothing%20factory%20bissell&f=false

    (Sorry the link is so ugly - it links to a book with his biography in a thumbnail)

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    1. He must have been an interesting fellow. He had lots of interests..I noted he collected old cars and probably old photos of cars too! Thanks for the link Iggy:)

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  3. Isn't it great when a rescued photograph makes a connection like that?

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  4. Now that you know you have something from someone famous, makes me wonder if you have anything else in your box of photos that might be from him. What did he write? Wonder if the car figures in anything he wrote...

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  5. Actually his birthday is June 27, 1913.
    Today is his 100th birthday....and I'm glad I found this so I can share it with my family!

    He was an was an author of short stories and novels. His early writings were stories and books based on his life working on the Mississippi, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, as a deckhand, mate, and Captain. His book, "7½ Cents", was based on his time spent working in the family business, H.B. Glover Co., in Dubuque, IA, which was turned into the Broadway musical "The Pajama Game", which won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical. He wrote a book about the experience called "Say, Darling", which chronicled a broadway musical production and featured characters based on those he worked with; this book was also turned into a musical with the same name, in 1958.
    In the 1960s, after other fictional books, he was hired by Holiday Magazine as a featured writer, which lead him to contributing to other travel magazines, as well. He wrote monthly columns for Venture Magazine as well as Travel and Leisure, which were based on his travels and were always humorous in nature.
    He passed away well before his time at the young age of 63. He was survived by his wife, 3 sons, and a daughter.

    Thanks for sharing this photo of one of my Dad's old automobiles!
    All my best-
    Sam Bissell
    All my best to you for bring this

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  6. Hi Sam, Contact me by email; and I will mail you the photo! Connie at Forgotten Old Photos

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  7. I will mail this photo on Monday July 1st to Sam in Colorado:)

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Connie