A weekend in Rhode Island always brings unexpected pleasures. The Providence Journal's CarsJournal Archives posts a car-related photograph from the Pro Jo archives and invites readers' comments. This one is from Providence in 1947.
(Courtesy Providence Journal)
Both readers who commented identified the car at the meter as a 1942 Oldsmobile and the cars across the street as a DeSoto, Buick, and Chevrolet, with some slight disagreement about the years and models. Closer to where your correspondent was staying, in Westerly, where there are no meters, FOTB Dan Allen was delighted by this sign by the municipal parking lot downtown.
Apparently the organizers of the art fair in Wilcox Park wanted to save the primo spots for the the buyers.