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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Cars+Trucks

Crunch Time: 1957

Crunch Time: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957. Another look at the motor mashup seen here yesterday. 4x5 acetate negative, ex newspaper archive. View full size.

 

Trash Crash: 1959

Trash Crash: 1959

Oakland, California, circa 1959. "Garbage truck accident." With lots of vintage unsorted refuse destined for the landfill or incinerator. Or, in this case, your front lawn. 4x5 acetate negative. Who can ID the neighborhood? View full size.

 

Highway Patrol: 1957

Highway Patrol: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957. "Collision aerial." Aftermath of a crash between a Kaiser sedan (one of two in this photo) and a 1957 Chevy coupe. View full size.

 

Sliced Peaches: 1957

Sliced Peaches: 1957

Circa 1957. Plymouth meets peaches in the first of a series of car crash news photos taken in and around Oakland, California. 4x5 Kodak Safety Film. View full size.

 

Essex Ascending: 1930

Essex Ascending: 1930

San Francisco, 1930. "Essex Super Six climbing Webster Street hill." Latest display in the Shorpy Diorama of Discontinued Dreadnoughts. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

The Family Franklin: 1920

The Family Franklin: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin auto at Franklin Motor Car Co." Note the Yellowstone Park sticker. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Congratulations, Junior!

Congratulations, Junior!

Somewhere in America circa 1954, and it seems to be a big day for Junior. Maybe he just got his driver's license, or his first car, or figured out how to open the door. 4x5 acetate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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