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December 20, 2019

34 Found Photos Capture People Posing With Their Volkswagens in the 1950s and '60s

Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front a Nazi labour union, and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group.

Volkswagen translates to "people's car" in German. The company's current international advertising slogan is just "Volkswagen".

These cool pics were found by Vintage Cars & People that captured people posing with their Volkswagens from the 1950s and 1960s.

A lady dressed in the fashion of the fifties and her son – wearing traditional Lederhosen (leather shorts) – posing with a Volkswagen in the yard of a rural home, August 16, 1953

A middle-aged lady in a female suit posing with a VW Beetle, circa 1955

A school girl dressed in a white skirt and a cardigan posing on the bumper of the family car in the countryside, circa 1955

A young blonde lady posing on the hood of a VW Beetle on a gravel road, somewhere in the Alps, circa 1955

A young lady in a female suit posing with a Beetle convertible in the countryside, May 1955

An elegant blonde lady in a female suit posing with a Volkswagen in the countryside, circa 1955

An elegant lady in a female suit posing with a Volkswagen Beetle in the countryside, circa 1955

People posing with a Volkswagen in the Austrian Alps, circa 1955

Two cheerful ladies – probably mother and daughter – posing with a split window Beetle, equipped with a roof rack with wooden slats, circa 1955

Two ladies in floral dresses – probably mother and daughter – posing with a Beetle in a tree-lined avenue in the countryside, circa 1955

Four cheerful ladies – possibly sisters – posing with a Volkswagen on the side of an Alpine road with a glacier visible in the background, June 1956

Two ladies – probably mother and daughter – posing with a Burgundy red Volkswagen on the side of a country road, circa 1956

A cheerful brunette lady in a fashionable summer dress posing with a VW Beetle in the drive of a rural home, circa 1958

A fashionable lady and a boy – most likely mother and son – posing with a Volkswagen on the right bank of the Rhine in Cologne, circa 1958

A fashionable lady wearing a colourful floral dress and white opera gloves posing with a metallic grey Volkswagen, circa 1958

A lady in a checkered dress and a white cardigan posing with a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia on the hard shoulder of the Autobahn, circa 1958

A lady proudly posing with her VW Karmann-Ghia on the hard shoulder of the Autobahn, circa 1958

A man puffing a cigar next to his VW Beetle, circa 1958

A teenage child peeking out of the sunroof of a VW Beetle on a road running along the bank of a water reservoir in late afternoon sunshine, circa 1958

A young blonde lady and her children posing with a Volkswagen on a narrow mountain road with huge snow walls on both sides, June 1958

A young blonde lady posing with a VW Beetle on a gravel road in the countryside, circa 1958

A young blonde lady wearing a 3/4 length skirt and a silk scarf posing with a VW Beetle, circa 1958

A young lady in a sleeveless summer dress posing with a Volkswagen by the side of an Alpine lake, circa 1958

Seven members of a Swabian family and a VW Beetle, circa 1958

Two ladies wearing summer dresses – probably mother and daughter – posing with a Beetle on a mountain road, 1959

A blonde lady posing with a Karmann-Ghia by the side of an Alpine lake, circa 1960

A brunette lady in a 3/4 length skirt posing with a VW Beetle in a parking lot shaded by pine trees, circa 1960

A young brunette lady in a white dress posing with a VW Beetle on the side of a country road in summertime, circa 1960

A young brunette lady posing with a VW Beetle on the side of a tree-lined road in the countryside, circa 1960

Two ladies – possibly mother and daughter – posing with a Beetle in the countryside. The car is registered in the city of Vienna, circa 1960

A cheerful lady in a woollen coat posing in the driver's seat of a Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1500 in the countryside, circa 1962

A cheerful young lady in a light-coloured female suit posing next to a Volkswagen in a suburban street, September 9, 1964

A short-haired girl with a doll in her arms posing next to a VW Beetle in a backyard in wintertime, January 29, 1964

A lady wearing a beige female suit and matching beret posing with a green and black Volkswagen, May 1969


4 comments:

  1. Funny how the "People's Car" concept has found its way into modern American culture in the form of the SUV. Chrysler came up with the Pacifica, every other manufacturer copied it, and now there is a version of it in virtually every driveway in the US.

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    1. That's how suits manage to reproduce themselves.

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