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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Gasoline Alley: 1926

Gasoline Alley: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Rudolph & West Co. truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Paint job

And the Dodge truck shows what you get when you paint with rattle can.

Dodge Bros

The truck is a Dodge Brothers, you can tell by the DB in the hub caps. The car in the background shows just how great those lacquer paint jobs look when they are new - doesn't last long though.

 
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