Restored 57 Cadillac with air bag suspension.jpg

A number of years ago I did this shot for an auto body shop owner in Minneapolis who had a growing collection of restored vehicles. The air bags were still good but the pump was shot and he hadn't yet been able to find a replacement. Apparently, the vehicle rose a foot into the air when the bags were fully inflated. Did our civilization peak somewhere between 1957 and 1968 or was it in 1912 just before the government got a printing press and an income tax?