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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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An Uphill Climb: 1928

An Uphill Climb: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Demonstration of Four Wheel Drive truck." Another view of the exciting truck trials first glimpsed here and here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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The guy on the right, in the background, doesn't have a head

And to think

this would evolve (or devolve) into Monster Truck Shows in just few decades.

FWD Trucks

My parents' business had a 20 ton truck crane back in the 1970s and '80s (it was old then, probably early '50s) that used a 6x6 FWD truck chassis with an enormous six cylinder Waukesha gasoline engine for a power plant.

12-15 mph top speed, fuel consumption was probably gallons per mile. I used to dread driving pilot car on the freeway with that beast when a 60 mile trip would take four hours!


Only four out of six are wearing hats. the seventh man does not even have a head. what a shameful display.

Lest you think they are cheating,

read this, which explains the cable.

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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