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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Fairlane Down Under: 1959

Fairlane Down Under: 1959

This Australian 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 is a close relative to the "Yank Tank" that appeared here several years ago. The Victoria licence plate GZT-500 matches the model number nicely. My father worked for Ford Australia from 1958 to 1963, and this is likely a company car used for an advertising photo shoot. The food on the blanket does not look very appetising. View full size.

Asphalt Oasis: 1965

Asphalt Oasis: 1965

Tropical greenery notwithstanding, this isn't Bora Bora, Anaheim or even Orlando. "1965. Monorail station, New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows" is the caption. Over to the left: "Florida Exhibits and Porpoise Show." Medium format color transparency, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Mail Pouch: 1910

Mail Pouch: 1910

Circa 1910. "Columbus, Ohio, from Great Southern Hotel." Photobombed by the Mail Pouch Tobacco horse. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Pop, Gas, Smokes: 1950s

Pop, Gas, Smokes: 1950s

From a newspaper morgue somewhere in California comes this undated medium-format mid-century negative with the sketchy notation "Oakland service station." Who can help us to fill in the blanks? View full size.

 

Excelsior: 1964

Excelsior: 1964

1964. "New York State Pavilion, New York World's Fair." The "Mezzanine Tour" looks just about our speed. Medium-format Ektachrome. View full size.

 

Smokestack Industry: 1910

Smokestack Industry: 1910

Circa 1910. "Maumee River waterfront -- Toledo, O." Railroads represented on the coal cars: Hocking Valley, Kanawha and Michigan, Zanesville & Western, Toledo & Ohio Central. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Sweet Six: 1919

Sweet Six: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Columbia Six touring car." Note the rakishly tilted windshield. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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