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Cars+Trucks

Truck Up: 1928

Truck Up: 1928

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1928. "Four Wheel Drive hill-climbing demonstration." Our second look at this exciting test of trucks and traction. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

FWD: 1928

FWD: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Demonstration of Four Wheel Drive truck." Which, evidently, can go anywhere you pull it. National Photo. View full size.

 

Grafonolas on G: 1919

Grafonolas on G: 1919

October 1919. Washington D.C. "Harry C. Grove, front, G Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Strolling Photographer: 1975

The Strolling Photographer: 1975

August 1975. My friend snapped this Kodachrome of his wife and me strolling along the 200 block of Keller Street in Petaluma, California. I'm decked out in my 70s-style duds, including bell-bottoms, waffle stompers, whatever you call that kind of shirt, plus my Konica Autoreflex T and camera bag, she in her Petaluma tee shirt, and Keller Street in Victorians, Volkswagens, Cadillacs and Pontiacs, not to mention the ubiquitous Ford F-150 pickup. View full size.

Hotel Iroquois: 1905

Hotel Iroquois: 1905

Buffalo, New York, circa 1905. "Hotel Iroquois." A nice selection of ghost pedestrians in this time exposure. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Biscayne Barbie: 1972

Biscayne Barbie: 1972

"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Girls playing with Barbie dolls next to parked car." More members of the Cornett clan and its fleet of vehicles. William Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Framed: 1972

Framed: 1972

"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Boy looking out from truck bed." The youngster seen earlier in "Chevy Men." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

 
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