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Cars+Trucks

Kid Dogs: 1919

Kid Dogs: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Service truck at Dodd warehouse." If anyone knows the whereabouts of Nick and his piece of chalk, the foreman would like to see him in the warehouse office. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Star Car: 1922

Star Car: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Star auto ascending steep grade." With a shout-out to FS and WL. 5x7 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Trucks Entering Highway: 1931

Trucks Entering Highway: 1931

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1931. "Earth-moving equipment and trucks." Our second look at this diorama of dirt, and a glimpse of the surrounding terrain. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Bus Baggage: 1943

Bus Baggage: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bringing baggage from a bus." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hooked: 1919

Hooked: 1919

Circa 1919. "Angler next to Studebaker 'Big Six' touring car." One of the girls last seen here. 6.5 x 8.5 glass negative, scanned by Shorpy, originally from the Wyland Stanley Collection of San Francisco memorabilia. View full size.

 

Sidewalks Are for Sissies: 1920

Sidewalks Are for Sissies: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin car ascending steep grade." Bonus points if you can Street View this. 8.5 x 6.5 negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Construction Zone: 1931

Construction Zone: 1931

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1931. "Earth-moving equipment and trucks." 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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