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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Snow to Go: 1922

Snow to Go: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Tank truck with plow clearing snow." Who'll be first to ID the street? National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Canned Heat: 1935

Canned Heat: 1935

August 9, 1935. San Francisco. "GMC truck -- Associated Oil fuel tanker." Short but sweet. 8x10 inch Kodak nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Gifted: 1951

Gifted: 1951

"Bill, Emily & E.S. - Dec 25 1951." It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes. Photo by Hubert Tuttle. Full size.

The Princess and the Pontiac: 1936

The Princess and the Pontiac: 1936

June 3, 1936. San Francisco. "Woman in Pontiac made into bed." Some cars are just better at stopping than going. 8x10 nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Capitol Chill: 1940

Capitol Chill: 1940

Circa 1940. "Washington snow scenes. U.S. Capitol, East Front, at night in winter." 8x10 inch safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Lineup: 1960

The Lineup: 1960

This motley crew includes two of my uncles on the far right. The photo was taken by my father about 1960 in Leatherwood, Tennessee, in Hickman County. View full size.

Guaranteed Used: 1938

Guaranteed Used: 1938

July 5, 1938. Oakland, Calif. "Daniels-Wells Pontiac, 3055 Broadway." For under $200, a number of bargains (and customers) to be had. View full size.

 
 
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