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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Paige & Octavia: 1929

Paige & Octavia: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Graham-Paige sedan at Spreckels Mansion, Octavia and Washington Streets." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
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Have been a joy to me for the past few years. The detail is amazing, and to see these cars when they were brand new is a real treat. I have seen a lot of restored cars, and restored a few myself, but there is nothing like the original to give a true idea of how magnificent they were back in the day. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

Hasty Repairs

Looks like tools got tossed under the rear of the car for the shoot.

 
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