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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Guaranty Storage: 1928

Guaranty Storage: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Guaranty Storage Co. truck." Guaranty guarantees to lay not a scratch on your furniture, but the van is another matter. Added attraction here: turnbuckle stars! National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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Truck chassis was built by the White Motor Co.

The scratches

are probably from tree branches.


You don't see turnbuckle stars every day, and the antenna was a nice find as well.

Is that a Packard truck?

Learned Something New: "Turnbuckle Stars"

Well, thank you Dave and Shorpy! I thought I knew a little bit about vintage construction, but--though there's a name for everything--I never knew what those spectial ornamental masonry washers were called.

For those of you looking for modern reproductions, they're only a mouse-click away:

Who knew?

Is the windshield made of safety glass?

Of course not. The accidents had in vehicles of that vintage were ghastly, grisly matters. And the audio systems stank!


Not only that, but it looks like "Wireless" Vinny Brennan lives
here too.

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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