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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 - 07/15/2018 - 7:10pm -

Leave It to Beaver: 1958

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

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 - 05/30/2018 - 12:29pm -

Vacation Wagon: 1964

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

Virginia City With Cars: 1965
... and St. Mary in the Mountains. I was going to identify the cars by make and year, but why should I spoil all the fun? View full size. ... Oh, you *could* have Identifying all the cars yourself might have actually forced us to talk about some other subject ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/18/2018 - 10:54pm -

Virginia City With Cars: 1965

Southside Easter: 1941
... The car in the photo is a 1938 Pontiac. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Chicago, Easter, Kids, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/16/2018 - 11:06pm -

Southside Easter: 1941

Dorothea Lange: 1936
... us a lot of Amazing images to enjoy. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Dorothea Lange, Portraits, The Depression) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 2:41pm -

Dorothea Lange: 1936

Free Ice: 1900
... New York, no matter how cold it gets outside, the subway cars are usually cooled to the point of refrigeration. This keeps our bodies ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/28/2018 - 10:09am -

Free Ice: 1900

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

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

Lionel Lines: 1946
... streamlined tinplate engine, with three tin freight cars and a caboose, and a set of four little green tinplate passenger coaches. ... home with a pair of switches, some track or a couple of cars. Had a lot of fun with that stuff. Ended up giving it to my nephew. ... 
 
Posted by Sparkplug - 12/01/2018 - 9:50am -

Lionel Lines: 1946

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

Les Cars: 1976
October, 1976: I was with friends on a trip to England and France when we popped into the 63rd Paris Motor Show, or as it was known then Le Salon de l'Automobile , where I took this Kodachrome slide. Très chic. View full size. Somethin ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/19/2018 - 3:30pm -

Les Cars: 1976

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

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

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

Miracle Ham: 1941
... Administration. View full size. Pretty New Cars Facing us far left is a 1940 Mercury (first year); closer behind the ... work is why. That's a radio repair shop. - Dave] Cars The coupe in front of the '37-'38 Buick is a '37 or '38 Chevy and the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/25/2018 - 10:29am -

Miracle Ham: 1941

The Auto Show: 1914
... Company was based in Indianapolis, Indiana and produced cars from 1908-1925 The Marmon Motor Car Company was also based in ... on the nose. How do they expect to sell any of these cars? Where are all the women in evening gowns and high heels extolling the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/18/2018 - 5:30pm -

The Auto Show: 1914

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

Death Avenue: 1910
... A detailed circa 1910 Manhattan streetscape of rail cars at West 26th Street and Eleventh Avenue, known as "Death Avenue" for the ... Bain took several photos of this rail line and the freight cars. I'll post some more in the coming days. Any railfans out there who can ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 4:16pm -

Death Avenue: 1910

Night Moves: 1941
... here an assortment of 1941 Plymouths and Dodges. The two cars on the back end of the truck on the left are Plymouths, and the two sedans ... tarp) are Dodges. While trucks got larger, so did rail cars for auto transport. First, open cars that could carry as many as 15 cars, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/04/2018 - 5:19pm -

Night Moves: 1941

Chariots of Cheese: 1947
... sayin’… (That’s a contraction!) (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco, W. Stanley) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/07/2018 - 1:03pm -

Chariots of Cheese: 1947

The 8 Ball: 1940
... of one that hasn't been hot-rodded. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/10/2018 - 10:57am -

The 8 Ball: 1940

Race Street: 1940
... you'll see Mauch Chunk referenced a lot. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Jack Delano) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/06/2018 - 2:50pm -

Race Street: 1940

All in the Springs: 1919
... auto business in SFO! (The Gallery, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/05/2018 - 11:37pm -

All in the Springs: 1919

Duluth Incline Railway: 1905
... Two sets of tracks were elevated on concrete footings. The cars were pulled by a steam engine at the top. Hi Def image Thanks to ... Skyride There are some other photos that show two cars, and trolley wire over both tracks, and very narrow stations between the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/03/2018 - 2:20pm -

Duluth Incline Railway: 1905

California Here We Come: 1939
... actually rode in the back with my mom (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Dogs, Russell Lee, The Depression) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/22/2018 - 1:11pm -

California Here We Come: 1939

The Crime Car: 1941
... is just a Texas Bad Woman. (The Gallery, Bizarre, Cars+Trucks, Dogs, Jack Delano) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/30/2018 - 11:18am -

The Crime Car: 1941

Mass. Transit: 1941
... time of day, one or two days apart. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/13/2018 - 3:10pm -

Mass. Transit: 1941
 
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