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T Rex: 1921

T Rex: 1921

        "Secretary of War Newton D. Baker trying out a new eight-wheel Ford tractor, which has the reputation of being able to get over almost any road. Among the dignitaries in the background is Maj. Gen. Peyton C. March." Click here for another view.

February 1921. Washington, D.C. "Army car at Connecticut Avenue Bridge." A sort of Model T on steroids. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Black Jack

Looks a lot like General Pershing, third from left with his spurs on.

[Really? - Dave]

Why the steering wheel?

Interesting that it still has a steering wheel. What would it have been connected to?

Wrong Bridge

That's the Taft Bridge in the background. Among many clues, each of the large arches has six small ones. Key has eight, except for the arch that was added later for the George Washington Parkway. Besides, if the the date is correct Key Bridge wouldn't be finished for three more years.

[Excellent point. Caption corrected! - Dave]

Mark VIII Tank

The Tank behind the Army officers is a Mark VIII - a UK/US developed Main Battle Tank for the 1919 Western Front Offensives that never came about.


I'm more interested in the driver's soil resistant suit.
What an innovation for 1920!

John J "Blackjack" Pershing?

I can't be positive, but by comparing photos, I believe the General in the middle is John Pershing.

Doesn't look convinced!

"Are you serious?"

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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