That Amphi Factory Photo...

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That Amphi Factory Photo...

Here at work, above my desk, I've framed and
hung that giant Amphi Factory poster. Do you
know the one I mean? It's that classic black-n-
white late 1960's overview of the factory in its
latter years, (rear fender lips on all the Amphis
being worked on) in which the photographer (or
artist), captured the essence of perspective. On
the right is a long catwalk high above the actual
production floor, on the left appear various levels
of part storage and office spaces, above are the
lights, cranes, and the windows that shine down
upon our beloved Amphicars. The production
floor is a maze of in-process Amphis in various
states of assembly, some on stands, some on the
floor, and some on rotisseries. And sadly, there
appears to be only about 3 or 4 actual workers
(craftsmen) amongst the embryonic Amphicars.
I for one am glad it's a black-n-white photo, as
a color version would not convey the depth or
feeling as well. If time travel is ever legalized
I will visit the Amphicar factory in its heyday,
walk about the production floor in search of
vin # 000915 (my Amphi) and smile with the
knowledge of the good times had and to come.

I reckon Hugh Gordon still has a few of these
classic pictures in stock. Should anyone need
an instantaneous escape from reality - this is
the photo I recommend. Anyone have any
other knowledge or opinions about this gem?

Amphipoda
`64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 

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