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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY: c. 1935

Cars+Trucks

Well Sprung: 1920

Well Sprung: 1920

San Francisco, 1920. "Haynes touring car leaving garage." Riding on Gruss Air Springs. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Meandering Marmon: 1919

Meandering Marmon: 1919

California circa 1919. "Marmon touring car at Yosemite." Latest entrant in the Shorpy Concours of Discontinued Conveyances. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

One Ton: 1919

One Ton: 1919

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1919. "Nash one-ton tank truck." With the same driver as this two-tonner. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Yosemite Cadillac: 1919

Yosemite Cadillac: 1919

The high Sierras circa 1919. "Cadillac touring car at Yosemite in snow." With the Sentinel Hotel in the background. 6½x8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Grand Union: 1912

Grand Union: 1912

New York circa 1912. "Grand Union Hotel, 42nd Street and Park Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Wandering Jewett: 1923

Wandering Jewett: 1923

The Bay Area in 1923. "Plate 7. Jewett touring car on mountain road." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Minute Man Men: 1921

Minute Man Men: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Lexington 'Minute Man Six' dealer window, Van Ness Avenue." Another of those promotional events whose significance has vanished along with the product. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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