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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Cars+Trucks

Versatile Hauler: 1927

Versatile Hauler: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Graham Bros. truck with stake bed body." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Initialized: 1922

Initialized: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Simplex, Public Library." Wearing the monogram of one C.E.M. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Ghost Crossing: 1919

Ghost Crossing: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "The Brighton, 2123 California Street." Come play with us! 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

You Are Here: 1922

You Are Here: 1922

"Jewett touring car." Somewhere in Northern California, sometime in 1922, and You Are There. Blocking traffic. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

What a Dumper: 1918

What a Dumper: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "Peerless truck." With a dump body by Modern Vehicle Company of San Francisco. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Welcome, Wagon: 1919

Welcome, Wagon: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Bus" is all it says on the sleeve of this 5x7 glass negative showing a motor home on an Atterbury truck chassis. In the Firestone display window, it's beginning to look a little like New Year's. View full size.

 

Reimers Loco: 1902

Reimers Loco: 1902

1902. "Reimers Loco winning five-miles event in 10:51 4-5, Grosse Pointe track, Detroit." A Locomobile steamer piloted by one M.R. Reimers. View full size.

 
 
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