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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Big Rig: 1947

Big Rig: 1947

San Francisco, 1947. "International Harvester tractor, front view." Today's entry in the Shorpy Treasury of Triassic Trucks. 8x10 Ansco film negative. View full size.

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"Duel" truck

A great movie!

She Looks Ready to Go to Work Today

Of course any self-respecting trucker would want bigger side view mirrors, additional marker lights, turn signals and would certainly enjoy playing with the turn signal semaphore.


This is an IH and the truck from the movie is a Peterbilt but the horn in the middle of the roof instantly brought me to the movie. If you look quick the trucks are similar. Down below the bumper is the regular steering wheel activated horn.

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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