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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

Cars+Trucks

Stylemaster: 1949

Stylemaster: 1949

Our second scan from this batch of color slides I found on eBay is of what looks to be a Fire Department car, snapped in 1949. There are many clues in this batch as to the location, but I thought it might be fun to let people guess as the series progresses. 35mm Kodachrome red-border transparency. View full size.

 

Paddy Wagon: 1936

Paddy Wagon: 1936

September 1938. Abbeville, Louisiana. "Farmer's truck at state rice mill." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Drivurself: 1925

Drivurself: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Glassman (Rent-A-Car Co.)" Former motorcycle cop Herbert Glassman and a Hertz sedan. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Woodies Annex: 1926

Woodies Annex: 1926

Circa 1926. "Woodward & Lothrop warehouse." Manufacturing plant for the long-gone D.C. department store. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Mobile P.O.: 1923

Mobile P.O.: 1923

May 25, 1923. "Shrine post office." Set up for the big convention of Masonic orders held that year in Washington, D.C. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

And Away We Go: 1936

And Away We Go: 1936

July 1936. "Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Streamliner: 1936

Streamliner: 1936

May 1936. "Messrs. Kaunitz, father and son, pioneers in auto trailers using yacht construction methods, steam-bending elm. Bay City, Michigan." And one of their swoopy-looking Kauneel trailers. FSA photo by Taylor. View full size.

 
 
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