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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Cars+Trucks

Ample Parking: 1916

Ample Parking: 1916

Detroit circa 1916. "Washington Boulevard, east side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Motor Age: 1914

Motor Age: 1914

New York circa 1914. "Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street." Lions of the New York Public Library at right. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Paige-Turner: 1927

Paige-Turner: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Paige Landau Coupe at Lafayette Park." Latest contestant in the Shorpy Pageant of Automotive Obscurities. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Scraping By: 1925

Scraping By: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Snow removal -- Ford Motor Co. (Fordson) tractor, Pennsylvania Avenue." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Mrs. Manors: 1920

Mrs. Manors: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Marmon 34 Limousine." A notation on the negative sleeve identifies this stately structure, seen previously here and here, first as a hospital (struck through) and then as "apartments." Who can help us fill in the blanks? 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Sixth Wheel: 1919

Sixth Wheel: 1919

        "We always carry a spare, just in case."

San Francisco circa 1919. "Mercer touring car at Chain of Lakes, Golden Gate Park." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Car Park: 1929

Car Park: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Franklin Brougham at Lafayette Park." Its telltale bollards standing guard. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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