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This was taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. All I know about it is the year and location. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.
"Floyd at Folks -- Jan 20 1952." In this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes, Floyd shows that warmth and style need not be mutually exclusive. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.
Northern California in 1924. "Willys Knight touring car on dirt road." With both Red Crown and Budweiser filling stations close by for parched cars and drivers, the Prohibition-era beer probably not as potent as the gasoline. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.