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City Life: 1936

City Life: 1936

April 1936. "Exterior of house at 912 North 8th Street. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.


1936 Olds Eight

1936 Olds Eight

[It's a 1936 Chevrolet. -tterrace]

I was referring to the advertising sign on the building.

[My blushes! -tterrace]

Hide Out

With the cars out front and the house widows covered it looks like a typical gangster hide out for the era.

Milwaukee Vocational School

The large building in the background is the Milwaukee Vocational School built in 1923. It is known today as the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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A learning experience.

This is one of my favorite Shorpy pictures, even without a train. A classic with everything. A car with front plates with double numbers, a policeman writing a ticket, very classy billboards, and cars that show why we call that storage space "the trunk."

Thanks for posting this one. Now I will look some more.

Rolling stock ID's

L to R: circa 1925 Chevrolet with Ryan headlights; Cadillac coupe; Hudson sedan; 1930 Ford Model A sedan; 1936 Chevrolet.

Cars and Old Oscar

The car in the center of the photo looks like a pretty nice set of wheels, if not-so-brand-new. Shorpy auto ID'ers?

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