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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Cars+Trucks

Kar Nation: 1914

Kar Nation: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "Kar Nation." One of four photos of this odd-looking auto taken from various angles. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

High Roller: 1912

High Roller: 1912

Washington, D.C., 1912. "Borah, William E., Mrs., wife of Senator from Idaho." In a spiffy electric phaeton, sitting. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Baby Bears: 1922

Baby Bears: 1922

Washington, D.C., January 1922. "517-19 Thirteenth Street." Another of those National Photo portal-to-the-past streetscapes that must have seemed very prosaic at the time they were taken. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Vanderbilt Hotel: 1913

Vanderbilt Hotel: 1913

New York circa 1913. "Vanderbilt Hotel, Park Avenue at 34th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Car Party

Car Party

Since this is my wife's family, so I can't identify any of them, and I suck at identifying vehicles, hope you find something enjoyable anyway. View full size.

Hot Truck: 1967

Hot Truck: 1967

Admit it: you want one. At the very least you want to drive it. Play with the siren and red lights. Wait -- OMG! Is that a water cannon?!?!?

Larkspur (California) Fire Department Engine No. 7, vintage 1964 Van Pelt/GMC, seen here leading the 1967 Fourth of July Parade, driven by Fire Captain (later Chief 1968-82) Craig Shurtz. This is the 300 block of Magnolia Avenue, just down the hill from our house. Kodachrome slide by me. View full size.

Ford Building: 1910

Ford Building: 1910

Circa 1910, another Detroit landmark. "Ford Sales Office, Griswold Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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