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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Cars+Trucks

New Arrivals: 1920

New Arrivals: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Grant Six touring cars after unloading." Latest tenants in the Shorpy Garage of Ill-Fated Phaetons. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Reduced Prices: 1924

Reduced Prices: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Don Lee Cadillac agency -- N.E. corner Van Ness & O'Farrell." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Uneasy Rider: 1931

Uneasy Rider: 1931

San Francisco, 1931. "Auburn at Golden Gate Park." Similar to the car seen earlier here. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Dort Sport: 1921

Dort Sport: 1921

San Francisco. "Dort touring car, 1921." Latest display at the Shorpy Exposition of Obscure Autos. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Bank of America: 1943

Bank of America: 1943

May 1943. "San Francisco, California. The Bank of America." Medium format negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pine Street: 1952

Pine Street: 1952

1952. "Pine Street at Montgomery, San Francisco." Looking toward the Matson and PG&E buildings on Market Street. 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Fashion Plate: 1924

Fashion Plate: 1924

From circa 1924 San Francisco comes this modishly draped miss descending from her sedan. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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