If the social inept techies continue to sway public opinion, the urbane experience of hailing a taxi may soon become a thing of the past. Here’s a photoset of people getting into cabs throughout the ages…
(I also wrote a column about hailing taxis for the S.F. Examiner. You can read that here.)
even Superman knows how to get a cab… fast!
fashion photo by Helmut Newton, 1959
Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City
some weird minibus
From It’s a Mad Mad Mad World
Lauren Bacall in Rome, 1960
haggling over a fare?
Bob Dylan, Peter Yarrow, John Hammond, Jr., NYC, 1965
The work of Autonova caught the attention of Fiat designer and engineer Dante Giacosa who commissioned Pio Manzù to design this compact prototype for a taxicab with “limited external dimensions, accessibility, visibility, manageability, security and recognizability.”
The prototype which was built in 1968 and exhibited at the Turin Motor Show had one long sliding door on the right and a normal opening door for the driver on the left. It could seat three passengers but was a mere 10.5 feet long.