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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Cars+Trucks

Federal Auto: 1917

Federal Auto: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Federal Auto Supply Co., Pennsylvania Avenue." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Natchez: 1940

Natchez: 1940

August 1940. "Natchez, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Soul Trailer: 1940

Soul Trailer: 1940

December 1940. "Itinerant preacher from South Carolina saving souls of construction workers at Camp Livingston job near Alexandria, Louisiana." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Visible Writer (Colorized): 1918

Visible Writer (Colorized): 1918

Visible Writer, circa 1918. Washington, D.C. View full size.

The Car Bar: 1925

The Car Bar: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Northeast Auto Exchange, H Street." My favorite kind of National Photo photo, something that might be called unintentional-slice-of-life. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Harley-Davidson: 1925

Harley-Davidson: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "H. Addison Bowie." A motorcycle dealer on H Street. With "Harley-Davidson" in the big window under "Distributors," and a smaller sign upstairs. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Capitol Paige: 1923

Capitol Paige: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Paige Motor Co." The Paige was advertised as "the most beautiful car in America." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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