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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY: c. 1935

Cars+Trucks

Criminal Background: 1923

Criminal Background: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Nash sedan at Spreckels Mansion." With Alcatraz in the distance. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Sweet Chariot: 1920

Sweet Chariot: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers touring car." Wearing a spiffy "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Breuner's Furniture: 1919

Breuner's Furniture: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Federal truck -- Breuner's van." Delivering the goods for a furniture retailer that got its start in the California Gold Rush, declared bankruptcy in 2004 and reconstituted itself as an online business. View full size.

 

They Drive by Night: 1949

They Drive by Night: 1949

Chicago, 1949. "Theater traffic on State Street." 35mm negative by Stanley Kubrick, on the outside looking in, for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Two Plus Two: 1920

Two Plus Two: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Grant touring car." Latest specimen in the Shorpy Bestiary of Bygone Buggies. 5x7 glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Trukmixed: 1936

Trukmixed: 1936

June 23, 1936. "General Motors truck -- Trukmixed Concrete, Horan Fuel & Feed Co., San Francisco." 79 years ago today! 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Dawsonville: 1917

Dawsonville: 1917

Montgomery County, Maryland, circa 1917. "Ford car in front of Dawsonville country store, probably H.E. French's." Herbert French being the proprietor of the National Photo Company. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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