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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

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

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

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

Errand Boys: 1901
... He's behind the camera. Mature Kids, or smart "cars"? Very few modern cars know the way home, unguided. Soon will be different! Cozy Not ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/12/2018 - 1:39pm -

Errand Boys: 1901

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

Playtime: 1943
... without a cause" gangs, loved our families, enjoyed our cars, had fun dates, served our country, sewed our wild oats and then settled ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/09/2018 - 7:43pm -

Playtime: 1943

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

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

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

Smoking Concerts: 1906
... in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Heights Railroad operated cable cars on Montague Street from the Wall Street Ferry to the Borough Hall area ( ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 5:31pm -

Smoking Concerts: 1906

Streets of Baltimore: 1906
... Calvert Street Calvert Street with no cars -- I have dreams like this sometimes. I spent a couple of years as a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/29/2018 - 10:36am -

Streets of Baltimore: 1906

Christmas Story: 1953
... train set, with all the accessories: the lighted passenger cars, the little signal box with the trainman who would come out, holding his ... about 30 years ago, sold all of it except a couple special cars. Smokin'! My own American Flyer set of that era had tablets ... 
 
Posted by der_bingle - 12/09/2008 - 6:58pm -

Christmas Story: 1953

Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910
... and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. Shorpy story The ... how people are living?! (perfect example, we now have cars that drive for us!!!) Shorpy and child labor The pictures were ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/15/2017 - 1:46pm -

Shorpy Higginbotham: 1910

Grand Central: 1906
... streetcar named electric The last of Manhattan's cable cars were converted to electric power around 1901. The car draws its current ... RR still insisted on using horses to pull its passenger cars farther downtown over these tracks. (The Gallery, DPC, Horses, NYC, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/09/2018 - 4:58pm -

Grand Central: 1906

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

Fifth Avenue: 1912
... transition from a mix of left- and right-hand drive cars. By 1920 they were almost all LHD. - Dave] More dangerous than the ... on the sign need hazardous duty pay. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, DPC, NYC, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/10/2018 - 7:58pm -

Fifth Avenue: 1912

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

Hackett Garage: 1916
... from parts on hand and also introduced his own new Hackett cars. This raises the question of how many cars we see in this photo that are the smaller Argos and how many that are the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/03/2018 - 1:23pm -

Hackett Garage: 1916

Doomsday: 1936
... models in 1936. (The Gallery, Bizarre, A. Rothstein, Cars+Trucks, Dust Bowl) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/09/2018 - 5:10pm -

Doomsday: 1936

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

Gotham Hotel: 1905
... Library of Congress photo collection. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, DPC, NYC) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 3:35pm -

Gotham Hotel: 1905

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

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

Ocean Park: 1915
... hotel shown in the next Shorpy post. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, DPC, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/07/2018 - 12:58pm -

Ocean Park: 1915

The Bright Side: 1918
... chuckles they've given me! (The Gallery, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2018 - 9:46am -

The Bright Side: 1918

Broad Street: 1905
... the photo is a 1904 Covert runabout. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, DPC, Philadelphia) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 8:22pm -

Broad Street: 1905

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

Tires on Credit: 1940
... a little ventilation without being soaked. These "modern" cars with A/C are good until it quits working. Park & Shop The ... every 4-5 years, brake fade, the list goes on. Cars have become much more reliable and don't break down hardly at all if ... tire in the junkyard at that mileage. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, D.C., Edwin Rosskam, Gas Stations) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/10/2013 - 1:28pm -

Tires on Credit: 1940

Highway Lighthouse: 1926
... dealership can be seen here . (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Gas Stations, Natl Photo) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 9:54pm -

Highway Lighthouse: 1926
 
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