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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Cars+Trucks

Holy Roller: 1920

Holy Roller: 1920

1920. "William Downer Auto Home, Gospel Car No. 1." The Reverend hailed from Glassboro, New Jersey. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Hood Ornaments: 1920

Hood Ornaments: 1920

Over the river and through the woods in 1920. "Oldsmobile Sales Co., Rock Creek Park." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Girl With the Crocodile Car

The Girl With the Crocodile Car

1921. "Margaret Gorman in Birmingham car." Whose reptilian body has an alligator finish. In 1921 Margaret was both the first Miss Washington, D.C., and the first Miss America. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Potomac Park: 1924

Potomac Park: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Potomac Park Apartments, 21st and C Streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tin Tin Tin: 1927

Tin Tin Tin: 1927

My Great-Aunt Bessy in 1927. Scanned from the original print. View full size. [Who's her friend? - Dave]

My First Car: 1972

My First Car: 1972

Summer 1972, Lake Tahoe. You'd think, after hearing me rhapsodize about my lifelong obsession with cars, that a) I'd have learned to drive before I was 26, and b) my first car would have been something a bit more spectacular than a 1972 Datsun 1200. That's Nissan to you. Well, I had nice pants, anyway. Not bad for a Polaroid, though scuffed as usual. View full size.

Nevada Ramblers

Nevada Ramblers

1966. The brand-new Rambler on its first road trip, parked outside Virginia City, Nevada. My mother swills Kool-Aid, my father picks his teeth, my brother occupies the back seat, and I click off this Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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