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Vintage photos of:
September 1951. "Walt Disney oiling parts of the locomotive of his scale model steam railroad, the Carolwood Pacific Railway, in the backyard of his house in Los Angeles." Medium-format nitrate negative by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Walt Disney's Giant Little Railroad." View full size.
With the help of our commenters, we've identified this plush barouche as a 1926 Cadillac Model 314 Four-Passenger Phaeton.
San Francisco circa 1923. "Touring car, top view." Who'll be first to put a name to this swank charabanc? 6½ x 8½ glass negative, Wyland Stanley. View full size.