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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Cars+Trucks

Sidelined: 1942

Sidelined: 1942

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Medium format nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pineapple Express: 1920

Pineapple Express: 1920

San Francisco ca. 1920. "I. Mi Lani -- REO Speed Wagon delivery truck." Also known as the Flying Artichoke. 5x7 glass plate by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Best Deal in Town: 1936

Best Deal in Town: 1936

    Labor on the left, management on the right. Everyone smile!

June 3, 1936. "J.A. Herzog Pontiac, 17th & Valencia Sts., San Francisco." 8x10 inch acetate negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Big Rigs: 1936

Big Rigs: 1936

August 15, 1936. "Sterling trucks in San Francisco." With a chain drive that looks like something off a giant bicycle. 8x10 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Sign Gang: 1925

Sign Gang: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "California State Automobile Association. Setting sign for Golden Gate Park Conservatory." Before there were state or federal highway departments to do the job, it was the auto clubs that put up road signs. 8x10 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Family Jalopy: 1919

Family Jalopy: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Haynes touring car." Accessorized with a dapper "California top." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Six in the Park: 1929

Six in the Park: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Hudson Super Six." Strangers when they met, until he took her for a ride. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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