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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Cars+Trucks

The Princess and the Pontiac: 1936

The Princess and the Pontiac: 1936

June 3, 1936. San Francisco. "Woman in Pontiac made into bed." Some cars are just better at stopping than going. 8x10 nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Guaranteed Used: 1938

Guaranteed Used: 1938

July 5, 1938. Oakland, Calif. "Daniels-Wells Pontiac, 3055 Broadway." For under $200, a number of bargains (and customers) to be had. View full size.

 

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

"1936 Pontiacs and salesmen at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco." Lined up at the Bottom of the Mark. 8x10 inch Kodak safety negative. View full size.

 

Flossy Flint: 1924

Flossy Flint: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Flint roadster at golf course" is the latest entrant in the Shorpy Concours of Superannuated Conveyances. See you at the 19th Hole! 6½ x 8½ glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Health Deputy: 1924

Health Deputy: 1924

San Mateo County, California, 1924. "Daly City Deputy Health Officer and construction trucks." Also the quarters of the Constable, not to mention "Oiling & Greasing." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Play Date: 1924

Play Date: 1924

February 21, 1924. Washington, D.C. "McLeod & Robt. M. Clancy." So what's going on here? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Kissel Kandy Karavan: 1919

Kissel Kandy Karavan: 1919

October 1919. "California Highway Motor Train in San Francisco." A publicity stunt showcasing the nascent field of long-distance trucking as facilitated by the "giant pneumatic tire." The cargo here being three tons of Cherry Flip. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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