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Smoke on the Water: 1905
... Publishing glass negative. View full size. Cattle cars Looks like the Detroit was carrying a load of livestock cars. I wonder it they were full or empty. Looking at car #3818 I would say ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 7:42pm -

Smoke on the Water: 1905

Omaha Stakes: 1938
... negative. November 1938. Omaha, Nebraska. "Cars parked diagonally along a row of parking meters." Photo by John Vachon for ... All the same? Look closely, the first seven cars are all different, two doors, four doors, at least two different coupes. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2017 - 11:06am -

Omaha Stakes: 1938

Vacation Wagon: 1964
... on eBay. View full size. family trips in those cars I also spent some hot days in a car like that on the way to the ... to drop tailgate Simple, huh? Looking at old red cars makes my elbows hurt! Seemed like some of those old single stage ... correctly, and it wasn't until the government mandated new cars with ignition interlocks in the 1970's that "real men" started to actually ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/13/2017 - 12:16pm -

Vacation Wagon: 1964

Santa Cruise: 1984
... than cruising, nevertheless this compendium of classic cars, this Valhalla of vintage vehicles, this body of beachside barouches is ... Volvo P1800 in the center of the picture. James Bondy Cars Roger Moore, before his Bond roles, drove a white P1800 in the TV ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/10/2017 - 11:53am -

Santa Cruise: 1984

The Trees' Knees: 1897
... by William Henry Jackson. View full size. The cars -- the cars. Those cars certainly are not Harriman Standard ones. They didn't exist ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/23/2017 - 4:22pm -

The Trees' Knees: 1897

Appleton: 1962
... much more texture, and of course, so many more people and cars. Lots of photos on this site, when compared to modern day, feel the same. ... (Google) Burton Tusler (Google) The vintage of the cars Jimos Hat Cleaners (Google) "Andy Jimos, who had a hat cleaning ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/04/2017 - 5:11pm -

Appleton: 1962

Hudson Motor Cars: 1911
Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Hudson cars, H.B. Leary agency, 1317½ 14th Street N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size. Keep the Cars Coming! I love the pictures of the cars! Where else can we see such detail of these cars "in period"? Enough! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 10:39pm -

Hudson Motor Cars: 1911

Ride the Cars: 1938
... very little. In fact, some of the hardware used in the new cars was salvaged from old streetcars. There's an identical station at the ... Upscale This was a big improvement over the older cars, where the operators had to stand on a outside platform. Strangely ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Ride the Cars: 1938

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... was a homer. After the war the street was so crowded with cars that the games were moved to Convent Avenue in front of CCNY. There was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Leave It to Beaver: 1958
... all about how my grandmother's poodles enjoyed riding in cars (or some equally stupid text about my grandmother...the exact words escape ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/19/2015 - 12:21am -

Leave It to Beaver: 1958

Ford Factory: 1954
... place every day. Good to see it again. All of the cars are Fords in the parking lot! Back when American/Canadian car companies built good cars, their employees drove the cars they built. Nice Thanks, Angus J, ... 
 
Posted by Angus J - 02/26/2012 - 7:35pm -

Ford Factory: 1954

War Scrap: 1942
... why... ...it's so hard to find prewar auto parts or cars waiting to be restored? CARS! The vintage car buff in me is both sobbing and drooling. (The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/02/2017 - 12:44pm -

War Scrap: 1942

Stop Light: 1950s
... 'em like they used to For everyone who thinks cars were more solid back in the old days: [What a great video! ... Driver Ed film "Signal 30," which shows dozens of 1950s cars transformed into sheet-metal origami. - Dave] Not totalled ... 
 
Posted by dclark26 - 08/05/2011 - 10:17pm -

Stop Light: 1950s

South Fifth: 1938
Spring 1938. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cars on South Fifth Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt. ... from cart vendors while shopping from store to store. Cars On the left is a 1931 Hupmobile and on the right a 1933 Plymouth. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/30/2017 - 2:02pm -

South Fifth: 1938

Stardust Memories: 1964
... helping my dad and learning the business. Vintage cars Oh my... just look at that parking lot of vintage cars. What I wouldn't give to have those in my garage. The cars of my youth ... 
 
Posted by rsyung - 06/26/2015 - 10:17pm -

Stardust Memories: 1964

Zines & Beans: 1938
... and hot rodders alike. I'd choose it over all the cars in the lineup Rear door 1929 Ford Sedan Delivery Current prices ... that 1935 Olds still around, though we like our classic cars here as well. Salty roads in the winter have been the ruin of many a fair ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/12/2017 - 4:07pm -

Zines & Beans: 1938

Lots of Pulp: 1890s
... can't look stylish working in a paper mill? Furniture cars Both this and the recent Buffalo picture show rail cars dedicated to furniture transport. As far as I know those types of cars ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:56pm -

Lots of Pulp: 1890s

Summer of '51
... been born in 1947, I can relate to the clothes and the cars, for sure. I don't have many color photos taken by my parents from that ... my family picture just like yours (of course without the cars). Thank you Tterrace! Am I seeing things?! Looks to me like Mom is ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 11/27/2017 - 1:27pm -

Summer of '51

Crippled Children's Auto Outing: 1908
... owned this building in NYC. Crazy looking ladies in cars All of that is true but how nice these people were, taking these kids ... provide some more 'crazy photos' ! crazy looking cars... please observe the roads. abosolutely a paradise for joy riders. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 11:54am -

Crippled Children's Auto Outing: 1908

Lukens Lake: 1956
... a couple of '50/51 Fords, a Buick and a Pontiac) The Cars Good job everyone. From left to right are: 1950 Ford, 1950 Buick ... 1955 Chevrolet wagon, with different taillights). The cars I'm pretty sure that the first Ford is a '49. We had one when I was a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 7:59pm -

Lukens Lake: 1956

Easter Sunday, 1936
... by Theodor Jung for the Resettlement Administration. Cars Can anyone perhaps identify the cars? The cars (subject to correction) Right to left: Ford V8, Chrysler, Lincoln ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/09/2007 - 11:10pm -

Easter Sunday, 1936

La Jolla Line: 1910
... urban use, it was probably a horse catcher, but such motor cars frequently operated on short inter-urban lines as well, where cattle and ... here. -tterrace] Restoration of other McKeen Motor Cars These time travelers are remarkable. With a snorkel, they are ready ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2017 - 8:41am -

La Jolla Line: 1910

Beer Boulevard: 1938
... a Series 60, Model 68. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Cars+Trucks, Small Towns) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/26/2017 - 12:49pm -

Beer Boulevard: 1938

Nomobile: 1920
... large photo proves nothing, other than to show that both cars are Winton Sixes. - Dave] Jefferson Square This is at Jefferson ... found here . [Both vehicles are open touring cars with "California tops" -- aftermarket accessories that would be poor clues ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/18/2017 - 11:59pm -

Nomobile: 1920

Stocking-Stuffer: 1922
... and finally ending with Cadillac. I think of all those cars, the Oldsmobile Aurora was his favorite, although the Cadillac CTS ranked ... the car to catch the oil droppings! (I wonder if new cars came with one of those trays as standard equipment back then...) Merry ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 9:56pm -

Stocking-Stuffer: 1922

"Wrecking": 1939
... were once horseshoes. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Cars+Trucks, Horses) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/09/2017 - 10:20am -

"Wrecking": 1939

Invalid Car: 1926
... Invalid car In Britain post World War I, invalid cars were glorified Hoverounds, often licensed for the roads although limited ... dote on this vehicular niche. (The Gallery, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2017 - 1:37pm -

Invalid Car: 1926

Modern Motorist: 1908
... were acknowledged as the winner of the race. Only six cars out of 19 were still running when the race was called. One of those six ... Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962). (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Harris + Ewing) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/19/2013 - 6:16pm -

Modern Motorist: 1908

Great-Grandpa was a PA coal miner
... then moved to Detroit, where he worked for Packard Motor Cars. My mother has this photo too. Louis passed away in 1994 at the age of ... 
 
Posted by gmr2048 - 02/01/2008 - 1:18pm -

Great-Grandpa was a PA coal miner

Small Government: 1937
... to live in. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Bicycles, Cars+Trucks, Small Towns) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/27/2017 - 2:18pm -

Small Government: 1937
 
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