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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Cars+Trucks

Market Watch: 1921

Market Watch: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Center Market, 9th Street wing." Bananas, dancing and roller skating. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Highway Lighthouse: 1926

Highway Lighthouse: 1926

Rockville, Maryland, circa 1926. "Montgomery County Motor Co." What caught my eye is the "Highway Lighthouse" on the left, emblazoned with an ad for Studebakers. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Grandfather's Oldsmobile

Grandfather's Oldsmobile

Grandpa washing the Oldsmobile. This was taken during the mid '50s in Los Angeles. Scanned from a medium format safety negative. View full size.

Fords in the snow

Fords in the snow

Unknown date or location of this picture, likely late 1940's and taken either in the Sierra Nevada mountains or near Salt Lake City. I know the Ford is a pre-war model. View full size.

Hot Wheels: 1920

Hot Wheels: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Henno Sales Co." Stutz touring car near a "Fire Alarm Box" lamppost on M Street. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Bobbitt and Black: 1920

Bobbitt and Black: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "B&B Auto Sales, 14th Street N.W." How much is that Stutz in the window? National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Trade Up to a Studebaker

Trade Up to a Studebaker

Obtained the image in a shop in Point Pleasant, NJ a few years ago. 8x10. View full size.

 
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