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

Our Gang: 1936

Our Gang: 1936

May 1936. "Boys playing. Decatur Homesteads, Indiana." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

City Fire Dept.

The pedal car appears to be a 1933 Steelcraft "Plymouth City Fire Dept" model. It was built by the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company and sold under the "Steelcraft" brand name. Murray also made bicycles and tricycles.

Here is a restored car, missing its fire bell and "City Fire Dept" hood decals.

Love these guys

The dog is thinking, "I.Hate.This".

Is nothing sacred?

A Plymouth nameplate on a classic, ox-yoke Packard grill?

Inspiration

This scene is exactly what inspired Hal Roach to create his famous "Our Gang" series - an unscripted and largely ad hoc collection of kids just being kids.

Those two on trikes

would turn out green if this was a colour photo.

Petey, you've changed

You have turned into a Pomeranian mix! That's a far cry forma Pit Bull, Americas favorite family dog at the time.

These kids are too cute! They are pushing eighty now.

Don't Toss Away Antiques!

Wow, That Antique Pedal-Car on the right...would easily fetch Thousands now on Ebay!
Any old 'Pedal-Car' is valuable and this was an especially nice one.
Don't toss old things away...they only gain in value!

 
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