From the Collection: ’51 Ford Trucks

by Kristine Schmucker, HCHM Curator

A recent addition to the HCHM’s collection of business advertising was this cloth banner.

Advertising Banner for ’51 Ford Trucks

The banner was used to promote the 1951 Ford Truck at the Nordstrom-Mack Auto Dealership located at 200 West Broadway in Newton.

1947 view of 200 West Broadway, Newton, and the Nordstrom-Mack Ford Dealership. Sign reads: “No parking During School Hours Except for Loading and Unloading.

The banner was donated to HCHM by Carol Hoffer.  Her father, Leonard Hoffer, worked as a mechanic for the dealership.

Nordstrom- Mack Ford Dealership, 200 West Broadway, Newton, 1949.

Nordstrom Mack Motor Co, was a Ford dealer for new and used cars in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The description in the 1952  Newton City Directory also noted that the business was equipped to handle “body repairs and painting -all makes of cars.”

Driver-training class and police officers pose in front of NHS. Nordstrom-Mack Dealership visible.

The company was run by Albert E. Nordstrom (president), Herbert H. Mack (vice president), and Newton O. Ream (sec/treas).  W.E. Hummel was the manager.

Construction in front of NHS, 1954. Nordstrom-Mack Dealership visible.


Newton City Directory: 1952