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The person who took this picture (in the early 1940's) intended it to be a picture of their two fellas having a fun afternoon playing croquet. But we all know the two stars of the photo are the two cars behind them. From a photo album found in a second hand store in Lancaster, California. View full size.
Not sure where; slides date from 1949-1955. View full size.
An obviously dedicated cigar smoker being rescued from his partially submerged car in Detroit from 1926. From an inherited collection of 4x5 glass negatives. View full size.
Taken in downtown Lexington, Kentucky in the mid-1950's. My grandfather was good friends with another store owner who kept a racehorse at Keeneland Raceway. Once in a while they would take the train down from Ohio to watch his horse run and visit my dad who was attending the University of Kentucky at the time. View full size.