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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Needle's Eye: 1943
... removed: View Larger Map ID for Cars We often hear it said that today's cars are not distinctive enough to ID. That was also true in the 30's, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/01/2014 - 10:14am -

Needle's Eye: 1943

Canal Street: 1910
... by horse or electricity? Surely Noo Orleenz had lots of cars by 1910. Also, anybody hoping to end it all by jumping off the roof of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 2:02pm -

Canal Street: 1910

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943
... Good Railroad Shot The blue flags placed on the cars would be a violation of federal regulations today as they now have to be ... access to the track. Also, note that several of the cars are on "yard air" in order to test the brakes on each car prior to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/07/2017 - 2:11pm -

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943

Baby Shower: 1960
... and the chance to pore over the details of buildings and cars and the ghost people, but these mid-century pix always attract lots of ... 
 
Posted by Tony W. - 09/17/2011 - 8:11pm -

Baby Shower: 1960

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

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

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

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

The Defenderers: 1955
... way from Oakland? Ok, Since no one else ID'd the cars: It's a 1939 Ford DeLuxe coupe. That one additional center bumper ... Ford 1939 and '40 Fords were some of the best looking cars ever designed. The coupes, like this one, were particularly nice. Too bad ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/16/2017 - 10:28pm -

The Defenderers: 1955

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

Assassin of Youth: 1938
... cleverer than the plot of the film. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, John Vachon, Movies, Omaha) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Assassin of Youth: 1938

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

Suburban Cowboy: 1963
... South Gate, California, in a neighborhood full of classic cars, it seems. My nephew Jimmy in a 2¼-inch square Kodacolor negative. View ... back memories. Thanks. South Gate Streetview The cars were better-looking in 1963. Particularly the Buick next door. ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/20/2011 - 9:24pm -

Suburban Cowboy: 1963

Wrinkled Lincoln: 1957
... of Historic Places back in 2014. Name those cars I think I see three 1956 Chevys, a '54 Chevy and a '52 Chevy. ... only a body hammer and a dolly. Not enough steel in todays cars to do it that way. More car spotting A very rare car, even then, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/26/2017 - 4:51pm -

Wrinkled Lincoln: 1957

Color Wheels: 1943
... wheel. (The Gallery, Arthur Siegel, Baltimore, Cars+Trucks, WW2) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/16/2017 - 12:03pm -

Color Wheels: 1943

Grandpa Fred: 1958
... Cadets at the military academies seem to always buy sports cars. Someone put a nice gash in his front fender. At least he is having fun. ... yellow one, his dad had a black one. I'd bet that the two cars were both up and running at the same time maybe three months in the years ... 
 
Posted by Radio Free Babylon - 05/13/2012 - 4:16pm -

Grandpa Fred: 1958

Present Company: 1951
... I've always loved champagne colored paint on any type cars! Winter Drivers It looks like the car is idling and I don't see any ... him back. Suicide doors were normal back then on 4-door cars, wearing heels was lady like, and a real man never used tire chains! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/12/2015 - 12:38pm -

Present Company: 1951

Under the El: 1940
... 2017 (minus the charm in the original). (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Chicago, John Vachon, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:51am -

Under the El: 1940

Peoples Liquor: 1938
... a Wonderful Life"? Ernie, is that you? (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, John Vachon, Omaha, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:25am -

Peoples Liquor: 1938

Ak-Sar-Ben, Ah-a-Mo: 1938
... Man in the Hat in 2001. (The Gallery, Boats & Bridges, Cars+Trucks, John Vachon, Omaha) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Ak-Sar-Ben, Ah-a-Mo: 1938

O Pioneers: 1936
... for the Rogues gallery? (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Cars+Trucks, Handsome Rakes, Omaha) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:23am -

O Pioneers: 1936
 
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