Several decades ago, car hood ornaments were more than just emblems identifying car manufacturers—they were adornments that made bold statements.The Cadillac Automobile Company was founded in 1902 and was subsequently purchased in 1909 by General Motors. Over the following 30 years, Cadillac established itself as America’s premier luxury car.
Throughout the years, Cadillac hood ornaments were characterized by stylized:
- Woman with feathered wings . . . 1930s to Early 1940s
- Woman/airplane . . . 1940s
- Woman/rocket . . . 1950s
Reference: Hood Ornaments: American Classic Cars 1930s–1950s by Dee Gallemore January 17, 2019