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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Cars+Trucks

Standardized: 1942

Standardized: 1942

June 1942. "Tracy, California. Gasoline filling station." With a Beauty Parlor for major overhauls. Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Open for Business: 1908

Open for Business: 1908

Circa 1908. "Ashmun Street, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan." A bustling business district whose transport options include auto, streetcar, bicycle, horse and your own two feet. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Fill 'Er Up: 1942

Fill 'Er Up: 1942

June 1942. "Tracy, California. Tank truck delivering gasoline to a filling station." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Conversation: 1922

The Conversation: 1922

San Francisco. "Cadillac coupe." A rare extant marque in the Shorpy Concours of Quaint Conveyances. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Alt-Atlanta: 1938

Alt-Atlanta: 1938

May 1938. "General store and railroad crossing, Atlanta, Ohio." Which way to the ATM? 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Survivor for Now: 1940

Survivor for Now: 1940

San Francisco 1940. "Silas Palmer House, NW corner Van Ness and Washington. Essentially stick in style, with features of the Villa and Shingle eras, as well as tall Mansard roof on tower. Squared bays are typical of 1880s. Some pseudo-Moorish details on entrance porch. Cast iron cresting on roof. Built circa 1886. Destroyed after 1940" (from HABS notes dated 1961). Large format negative for the Historic American Buildings Survey, photographer unknown. View full size.

Forest Coupe: 1926

Forest Coupe: 1926

San Francisco, 1926. "Rickenbacker in woods." Another automotive marque not long for this world. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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