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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Cars+Trucks

Parts Department: 1925

Parts Department: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Washington Virginia Motor Co. interior." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Broad Street: 1905

Broad Street: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Broad Street north from Spruce." Detroit Publishing Company, 8x10 glass negative. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

All This for $295

All This for $295

"Argo auto, price $295." The short-lived Argo automobile ("The car you've hoped for, at a price you never expected") at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington circa 1915. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Jungle Flivver: 1922

Jungle Flivver: 1922

April 1922. "Oldsmobile window." The Model 47 "Smaller-Eight Super Sport," $2095 at Oldsmobile Sales Co., 1016-1018 Connecticut Avenue in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Windows Vista: 1926

Windows Vista: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Toward St. Albans from 2400 16th Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tales of the City: 1924

Tales of the City: 1924

Today we're leaving the office and taking the streetcar downtown for some shopping. From 1924, "F Street N.W. from 14th Street." View full size.

 

Drink More Milk

Drink More Milk

Portland Independent Milk Producers Association trucks, probably late 1940s or early 1950s. View full size.

 
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