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Going Places: 1931

Going Places: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Child seated in toy automobile." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The radio: Atwater-Kent 84Q.


e o carro tinha até licença



If such a thing even existed, can you imagine how much it would cost to buy a toy car with that amount of detail today? No plastic and not made in China?

Table legs

The claw foot with a wheel under it is amusing.

The Radio

An Atwater-Kent radio would translate today as a 60-inch plasma TV. Very costly set.

Nice toy

I don't think this family was suffering from the Depression.

I want one!

That car makes mine look like a piece of trash.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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