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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE BOCK BEER MAID, 1886

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Allen-Bradley: 1940

Allen-Bradley: 1940

December 1940. "Putting up a new traffic signal in San Diego." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Stopping in Style: 1925

Stopping in Style: 1925

        Among the first Cadillacs to have brakes on all four wheels.

San Francisco circa 1925. "Cadillac V63 five-passenger sedan at Lafayette Park." 5x7 inch dry-plate glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Chicago Fog: 1942

Chicago Fog: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sonny Steps Out: 1928

Sonny Steps Out: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Franklin dual cowl phaeton." Date night for Andy Hardy? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Neoclassical Gas: 1919

Neoclassical Gas: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Hudson Biddle & Smart touring limousine at Palace of Fine Arts." Home, Fido! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Auburn Garage: 1928

Auburn Garage: 1928

        Arthur D'Ettel of the California Automobile Trade Association.

San Francisco, 1928. "Auburn 115 at garage." Right across whatever building that is reflected in the fender. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Night Rider: 1943

Night Rider: 1943

March 1943. Pearlington, Mississippi (vicinity). "James Hall, truck driver, en route to New Orleans on U.S. Highway 90." Header placard: "Accidents Help the Axis." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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