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Bobbitt and Black: 1920

Bobbitt and Black: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "B&B Auto Sales, 14th Street N.W." How much is that Stutz in the window? National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

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Tight with a dollar

Appears that old Bobbitt couldn't see wasting money on a professional sign painter.

BB Growth

I guess if they made their service manager, W B Brown, a partner, the new firm would be called BB&B. It would sound more like a railroad or an advertising agency than an automobile dealership.

Right hand drive

perhaps an import?

[Stutzes were made in Indiana. Like many other American cars of the time, they were right-hand drive. The company didn't make make the switch to left-hand drive until around 1920. - Dave]

For Rent

Still there. But I'll bet the car is gone.

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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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