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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

Cars+Trucks

Carnaval Cabrillo: 1913

Carnaval Cabrillo: 1913

San Diego, California, 1913. "San Diego and bay from U.S. Grant Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Scripps-Booth: 1921

Scripps-Booth: 1921

Washington, D.C, 1921. "Scripps-Booth Sales Co., 14th Street N.W." And one very shiny sedan. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Universal Auto: 1920

Universal Auto: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Universal Auto Co., interior." Our second look at this Ford dealership at 1529 M Street. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Old New Stock: 1920

Old New Stock: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Universal Auto Co., interior." The parts of old, beset by mold. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Body Shop: 1924

The Body Shop: 1924

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1924. Exhibit C in the Case of the Battered Buick -- our third photo with the caption "Max Wiehle" and our second look at this tattered Model T, which we can now see is at a "Repair Shop Garage." Where the mechanics seem to be following the baseball scores. View full size.

 

Overturned: 1921

Overturned: 1921

1921. "Washington Rapid Transit Co. wreck." More vehicular mayhem in the nation's capital. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Tangled T: 1924

Tangled T: 1924

Exhibit B in the Case of the Battered Buick is this twisted Model T. The second in a series of 1924 photos captioned "Max Wiehle." Max, son of the founder of the long-defunct Fairfax County, Va., hamlet of Wiehle Station, was a Washington, D.C., businessman who owned Potomac Sales, a car dealership. View full size.

 
 
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