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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

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Men of Action: 1942

Men of Action: 1942

May 1942. "Amusement park in Southington, Connecticut." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

King Coupe: 1920

King Coupe: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "King Road-King. The spare wheel is carried in a sunken compartment in the rear." Latest exhibit in the Shorpy Gallery of Jinxed Jalopies. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Queen Cole: 1920

Queen Cole: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Cole Aero 8 roadster." A solid hit with this stylish miss. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Let It Slide: 1920

Let It Slide: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Locomobile touring sedan." An expensive open car fortified against the elements with yet another variation on the so-called "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Dig We Must: 1928

Dig We Must: 1928

Somewhere in Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "S.W. Barrow" is all it says here. Who can pinpoint the location? 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

The Ubiquitous Banana: 1920

The Ubiquitous Banana: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "National Fruit Co. banana truck." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Haynes touring car at DeYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park." Dapper flapper at the wheel, poised to take flight. Could this be our first photo by Chris Helin to portray someone famous? 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 
 
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