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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Cars+Trucks

A Streetcar Called Euclid: 1905

A Streetcar Called Euclid: 1905

Circa 1905. "Union League Club building, Cleveland." See you to-night in White City at the "Hilarity Parade." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Golden Eagle: 1921

Golden Eagle: 1921

Sept. 26, 1921. "Ford tractor demonstration." Another look at the plowing bee held on the Washington, D.C., estate of former Maryland senator Blair Lee. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as "Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

It's a Ford: 1921

It's a Ford: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Ford tractor demonstration." The fenced-in rock with "District of Columbia" plaque may be a clue to the venue. View full size.

 

Close Friends: 1920

Close Friends: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Oldsmobile coupe on Gough Street at Lafayette Park." Seats three! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Dapper Dumper: 1921

Dapper Dumper: 1921

1921. "Fageol dump truck at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Atlas Mortar made from Acme Diamond Lime." Nattily pinstriped! 8x10 glass negative acquired from the Wyland Stanley Collection and scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

Ready to Rumble: 1928

Ready to Rumble: 1928

"1928 Hudson." Somewhere in the Bay Area. Pass me the flask, will you? (And who's driving this rig?) 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Make Way for Trucklings!

Make Way for Trucklings!

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. Girl driver on a supply truck." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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