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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Golden Rocket: 1957

Golden Rocket: 1957

Columbus, Georgia. "Oldsmobile dealer." The Golden Rocket 88 Holiday Sedan for 1957. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Modern Family: 1922

Modern Family: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Haynes touring car." Even your wife can drive it, and it's safe enough for the kids. 5x7 glassneg by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

High Roller: 1902

High Roller: 1902

Circa 1902. "Steel viaduct over Des Moines River, Iowa. Chicago & North Western Railway." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Street Food: 1957

Street Food: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957, and another motoring mishap -- an Avila Meat Co. truck that seems to have broken through the sidewalk. View full size.

 

The Firehouse: 1921

The Firehouse: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Sonora Fire Dept. (Tuolumne County) REO trucks at Engine Company No. 15 firehouse, California Street." Firemen and their machines, and one other guy off to the right. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Accident: 1957

The Accident: 1957

Oakland circa 1957, and another car crash involving an early-1950s Buick. Conven­iently close to the offices of the Oakland Tribune. Not the mention the 704 Cafe and Hotel Richards. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Let's Take the Ferry: 1951

Let's Take the Ferry: 1951

One of our annual trips from New Jersey to Florida circa 1951-52. This was pre-Interstate days and we traveled U.S. 17, 301 or sometimes A1A. Not sure which ferry this is. With Mom, sister and older brother. View full size.

 
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