This is a printing block that was used in print advertisements for a dealership that my great grandfather started. I believe this is meant to represent a 1924 Dodge Brother’s touring car. Though it could be anywhere between 1923-1926. It’s a bit old for even my grandfather to remember and it has just been sitting in a box with a bunch of other old items he has from the dealership.
I already have several other items: pens, thermometers, little paper fans they used to give out at local parades, and a few license plate frames. Now all I need is the proper car to put the license plate onto. Well, that’ll have to wait until I actually have a garage long enough to fit a car from the 50's or early 60's since that’s what I’m most interested in owning.
A little history. The business actually started in the late 1800's as a blacksmith’s shop and became Fox Motor and Machine in 1910. It started as a Dodge Brother’s dealership and later expanded into Desoto and Chrysler.
This is the dealership itself as it stood in the late 1960's according to my grandfather. The dealership itself is still there after 117 years doing used car sales and service.