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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Cars+Trucks

With Belles On: 1918

With Belles On: 1918

San Francisco, 1918. "Buick roadster at agency." The ideal conveyance for madcap motoring. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tread Whitely: 1920

Tread Whitely: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mid-Washington Service Co., 14th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

June 1915. Washington, D.C. "Fifteenth Street north from G Street N.W." Starring the Keith's Theater building, whose corner bar is now the address of the Old Ebbitt Grill. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

D'Oily Car: 1943

D'Oily Car: 1943

June 1943. Silver Spring, Md. "Man repairing his automobile." The Plymouth seen here. Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Backyard Mechanic: 1943

Backyard Mechanic: 1943

June 1943. Silver Spring, Maryland. "Man repairing his automobile." Drive Carefully! Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Modern Moving: 1926

Modern Moving: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "National Capital Storage & Moving Co." At 52 N Street N.E., the Witt-Will motor truck garage last seen here. This older-generation van wears solid rubber tires, acetylene-gas headlamps and at least one repaint. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Zone of Quiet: 1925

Zone of Quiet: 1925

January 1925. Washington, D.C. "Wardman Motor Co. and Carlton Garage, 1108-14 Vermont Avenue." Dealer in Willys-Knight and Overland cars. We take our title from the sign on the lamppost: ZONE OF QUIET: ALL UN­NECESSARY NOISES PROHIBITED. 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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