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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Esplanade Avenue: 1900
... can get on a median and jog towards the oncoming street cars w/out worrying about something sneaking behind you. Of course with the old style cars like the one in the photo, the grinding of the gears and popping of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 3:59pm -

Esplanade Avenue: 1900

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

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

Club Firetrap: 1941
... in or holding flowers in his mouth. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Martha Roberts) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/20/2017 - 10:27am -

Club Firetrap: 1941

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

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

Candlelight Parking: 1951
... landscaped grounds and gardens. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Gottscho-Schleisner, Restaurants) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2017 - 10:03am -

Candlelight Parking: 1951

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

Tonopah, Nevada: 1940
... face of the Tonopah Club. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Cars+Trucks, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/11/2017 - 10:19pm -

Tonopah, Nevada: 1940

Playboy, Mansion: 1923
... Of a car today that would generate copy like that. Most cars today are just appliances that can be discarded after the lease is over. ... able to find it. -tterrace] (The Gallery, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/27/2017 - 12:56pm -

Playboy, Mansion: 1923

Trackless Trolley: 1943
... bus system was scrapped during the 1973 energy crisis. The cars were sold to Vancouver still operates a trolley bus system. Curbliner ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/30/2013 - 1:41pm -

Trackless Trolley: 1943

Merchant of Varnish: 1940
... still has the sign up. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Cars+Trucks, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/11/2017 - 4:36pm -

Merchant of Varnish: 1940

Urban Infrastructure: 1941
... It was one of Capital Transit's initial order for 45 PCC cars. By 1946, Capital Transit would operate a fleet of 489 PCC cars. That cars were being built for Capital Transit during World War II shows ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/23/2017 - 10:29am -

Urban Infrastructure: 1941

The H Train: 1919
... It took a bit of time to locate this view of the two H-cars. The location is a very different landscape today! The cars are stopped near the north end of Van Ness Avenue where it crosses Bay ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/01/2017 - 8:20pm -

The H Train: 1919

Lights Up: 1929
... more appropriate to the task. (The Gallery, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/17/2017 - 9:18am -

Lights Up: 1929
 
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