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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Cars+Trucks

Rockers: 1922

Rockers: 1922

Vienna, Virginia, circa 1922. Summer residence of Iowa senator William S. Kenyon and family. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Going Places: 1931

Going Places: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Child seated in toy automobile." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The radio: Atwater-Kent 84Q.

 

Spring Planting: 1943

Spring Planting: 1943

April 1943. Chicago, Illinois. "Chicago & North Western RR railroad workers cultivating a little Victory garden at the Proviso Yard." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

Let's Roll: 1941

Let's Roll: 1941

December 1941. White Motor Company, Cleveland. "Halftrac scout cars ready for the Army except for the addition of certain pieces of Army equipment. The cars as they stand in the yard of a Midwest manufacturer are ready for combat duty." View full size. 4x5 negative by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Heavy Duty: 1941

Heavy Duty: 1941

December 1941. "The ordnance department must satisfy itself that every halftrac scout car turned over to it by a Midwest manufacturer is fit for Army duty. The department's own inspector gives it a thorough going over from bumper to bumper. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio." View full size. 4x5 nitrate negative by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Girls in Convertible

Girls in Convertible

Another found snapshot. Can someone please identify the car? [It's a 1940 Buick. - Dave] View full size.

Speed Racer: 1941

Speed Racer: 1941

December 1941. White Motor Company, Cleveland. "The chassis of an Army halftrack scout car get a workout. When this test driver at a large Midwest plant has put the machine through its paces, he'll know if it meets the exacting specifications of the Army." View full size. 4x5 negative by Alfred Palmer.

 
 
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