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Finally a historic photo from my city on Nashville! I went down to the corner of Third and Church and tried to take a new (digital) photo from the same spot as the one seen in George Christopher: 1910. This was the best match of the four corners. Nothing seems to remain from the 1910 shot. I based the location on info from the Warren Brothers website given below.
August 1958, California's Mission Santa Barbara with a small but interesting selection of cars, including a speeding Rambler wagon; above it in the distance a very nice two-tone Buick; next a spiffied-up yellow coupe, '47 Chevy is my guess; classic '56 Chevy in aqua and white, then a couple of Oldsmobiles, '54 and two-tone '56. Blurry but identifiable at right, a partially-obscured '57 Chevy and a '58 Plymouth. My brother's Ektachrome slide. View full size.
My great-grandfather's Bakery & Cafe on 7th & O Sts. NW, Washington, DC. He's in the back, on the right. This was taken ca. 1920. View full size.
Rear end of the blue apple of my uncle's eye. View full size.
Don't know much about horseless carriages to know the make of the subject of this Kodachrome. View full size.
My uncle went on a road trip with his mother sometime in the '50s. Kodachromes always follow. View full size.