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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FOR LIBERTY'S SAKE, 1917

Cars+Trucks

Candy Man: 1926

Candy Man: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. John Fisher truck." The more you look at this, the more you'll see. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

J.C. Flood: 1926

J.C. Flood: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "J.C. Flood truck. Ford Motor Co." The J.C. Flood Plumbing business is still going strong in the Washington area. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic-Stopper: 1923

Traffic-Stopper: 1923

"Galen Gough, October 5, 1923." The Miracle Strong Man under two tons of fun outside the State, War and Navy building in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Galen Gough: 1923

Galen Gough: 1923

October 5, 1923. Washington, D.C. The war hero and former invalid Galen Gough, known as the "Miracle Strong Man" after recovering from having his head caved in by bomb shrapnel in France. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Truckin': 1927

Truckin': 1927

1927. "Dodge Motor Co. (Semmes Motor) Treasury cars." A trio of trucks belonging to the Treasury Department in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Budmobile: 1924

Budmobile: 1924

Washington, 1924. "Helen G. Sweeney, Adolph Busch, Joseph Gallegher, Henry Glyn." Helen, who as Miss Washington represented the District of Columbia in the 1924 Miss America pageant, was also Miss Treasury Department that year. She's shown here in front of the Treasury building in a nautical-themed car bearing the insignias of Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser, promoting the company's beverages during the Prohibition years. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Product Placement: 1923

Product Placement: 1923

Washington, 1923. "Pillette of Detroit with Lincoln." Detroit Tigers pitcher Herman Polycarp Pillette. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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