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Photos are original and glued to newspaper layout with original illustrations drawn directly on the board. Image features a Mr. and Mrs C. J. Franklin and their cars. They appear to have taken a famous trip from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington in 1907. Bottom image is from 1915 or later. View full size.