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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Tuf Nut: 1940

Tuf Nut: 1940

July 1940. "Arkansas farmer now picking fruit in Berrien County, Michigan." Wearing Tuf-Nut overalls. Photo by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

Chopped Off

This is actually a 1929 or 1930 Chevrolet Car that has had the back end chopped off and a flatbed body added. There was no Chevy car made these two years that had such a short side panel behind the driver's seat.

A 29/30 Chevy truck has different trim on the sides of the body with the door handles between two body lines.

If you look at the body panels and trim on the back of the passenger area the body trim lines do not match up, and the seam between the top and lower half do not align to each other or the back post of the cab. Other photos in this series show the back of the cab and roof do not align with the sides of the body or the windshield.

One of the photos showing the flatbed body is below along with a close up of the misaligned trim.

Pics like this one

Stop me dead in my tracks. I can't place exactly what makes them so heartbreakingly intriguing, but it's almost like a personal memory of mine, which would be impossible.

If only the camera had been invented a thousand or so years earlier -- wouldn't that have been amazing!

Classic face

As I have commented before some of these photos just jump out at you with their depth of expression that reaches across time. This photo looks like it was taken from a Peter Breughel painting of a peasant from the 1400s.

1929 Chevrolet truck

By the look and position of the hood louvers. Very interesting to see how these old vehicles with composite (wood and steel) bodies lasted that long!

 
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