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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

Cars+Trucks

Ice Cream Squad: 1926

Ice Cream Squad: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Fussell Ice Cream trucks." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Plaid Dad: 1952

Plaid Dad: 1952

1952. Our young man is back with Father, making his Internet debut in front of the lens, and the Key Lime Plymouth. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

On the Road: 1936

On the Road: 1936

July 1936. "Vernon Evans and family of Lemmon, South Dakota, near Missoula, Montana, Highway 10. Leaving the grasshopper-ridden and drought-stricken area for a new start in Oregon and Washington. Make about 200 miles a day in Model T Ford." Our second glimpse of these travelers, last seen here. Medium-format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Oregon or Bust: 1936

Oregon or Bust: 1936

July 1936. "Vernon Evans [interview] and family of Lemmon, South Dakota, near Missoula, Montana. Leaving the grasshopper-ridden and drought-stricken area for a new start in Oregon or Washington. Expects to arrive at Yakima in time for hop picking. Makes about 200 miles a day in Model T Ford. Live in tent." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Soapbox Derby: 1940

Soapbox Derby: 1940

1940. "Start of soapbox auto race at Fourth of July celebration in Salisbury, Maryland." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Hitched: 1949

Hitched: 1949

"1949." From the same batch of slides as 1951's Family Vacation comes this Kodachrome of a similar trailer. Click here for a side view. View full size.

 

Uneasy Rider: 1936

Uneasy Rider: 1936

July 1936. "Drought refugees from North Dakota in Montana." The lad last seen here getting a drink. 3¼ x 4¼ negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 
 
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