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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS

Cars+Trucks

Spirit, Life, Truth, Love: 1919

Spirit, Life, Truth, Love: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Mitchell roadster at Christian Science church, Franklin Street." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

We Really Must Be Going: 1917

We Really Must Be Going: 1917

        UPDATE: Commenter 426hemi has identified our mystery ride as a 1917 Olympian Motors "Tourist" touring car. The Olympian, made in Pontiac, Mich., lasted from 1917 to 1921; the image above might be, as far as the Internet is concerned, one of the very few (if not only) surviving contemporary photographs of this rare bird.

Circa 1917 San Francisco is the backdrop for this unlabeled shot of four motorists in their anonymous auto, bound for points unknown. With, by the look of things, not a moment to spare! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Pepco: 1935

Pepco: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Potomac Electric Power Co. service station building, 10th Street and Florida Avenue. Linemen's truck." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Fledgling Fageols: 1918

Fledgling Fageols: 1918

"Fageol Motors Co. truck assembly -- Oakland, California, 1918." 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company. View full size.

 

Your Next Car: 1921

Your Next Car: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Gardner car at Spreckels Mansion." Photographed by and with Christopher Helin himself. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Packard Parts: 1950

Packard Parts: 1950

From around 1950 comes this News Archive snap of the Packard Parts counter, possibly in Columbus, Georgia. (When in doubt, "Ask the Man Who Owns One.") 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Cold Wheels: 1947

Cold Wheels: 1947

From circa 1947 comes this News Archive snapshot of a freezer truck. Location: railroad tracks behind The Playhouse. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Gr8er Eight: 1931

Gr8er Eight: 1931

San Francisco circa 1931. "Hudson 8 Club Sedan." Or, as branded by its maker, the "Greater Hudson 8" -- a step up from the previous year's merely Great Eight. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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