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Take Off #14530

This large and elaborate chrome jet hood ornament was found in a heavily forested car junkyard under towering Georgia pines with some hardwoods mixed in. The car is probably an Oldsmobile 88 from the early fifties, but that’s only a reasonable guess. I enjoy the silver jet against the rusted and faded aquamarine blue, with the thick pile of leaves and pine needles behind like a cloud of smoke from a take off.<br />
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In this very old junkyard that was started in the 1930’s, the cars are covered in thick pine needle blankets after having been there under the trees for decades. The organic material decomposes and becomes dirt underneath, so many of the cars have metal roofs and hoods rotting through after being in constant contact with the damp earth.