The Smithsonian was kind enough to remind us that today is the first day of summer. And also nudged our memory that one of the joys of summer was the tinkling arrival of the Good Humor Truck.


Good Humor Truck, 1938

Of course the Smithsonian has among its 137 million items a real Good Humor Truck. A 1938 white Chevrolet truck, which delivered those chocolate covered bars, is in storage. But as part of the weekly Smithsonian Snapshots series, the museum released a photograph of the vintage truck.