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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

All Repairs Strictly Cash: 1925

All Repairs Strictly Cash: 1925

Rockville, Maryland, circa 1925. "Montgomery County Motor Co." Our sixth look behind the scenes at this car dealer. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Amazingly modern!

The cars have changed far more in the past 86 years than the repair facilities! This area could still be used effectively today!

Punching in

I love the early time clock, which looks like an International Time Recording machine or a Bundy. Great shot!

 
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