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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Cars+Trucks

Lincoln in Virginia: 1926

Lincoln in Virginia: 1926

Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1926. "Dr. Fairfax home (Ford Motor Co.)" From a series of photographs, taken for Ford Motor Co., showing Alexandria landmarks. The car here is a Lincoln. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Revved: 1913

Revved: 1913

May 27, 1913. "Auto polo, Coney Island." This is the last of the auto polo pics (I promise). 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Mallet-Heads: 1913

Mallet-Heads: 1913

May 27, 1913. "Auto polo. Coney Island." The sport of kings with a little rodeo and demo derby thrown in. 5x7 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Ejected: 1912

Ejected: 1912

New York. More smooth "auto polo" moves from December 1912. At right, an incipient case of malletosis. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Off We Go: 1908

Off We Go: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Mrs. Guy Henry in auto." Which our readers have identified as a Maxwell Tourabout. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Come Fly With Me: 1912

Come Fly With Me: 1912

December 1912. "Auto polo," somewhere in New York. It looks a little risky to me. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Saucy Stories: 1920

Saucy Stories: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "O.J. DeMoll Co., Autocar truck." The cigar store has an interesting selection of magazines, including one called Saucy Stories. Mold-spotted National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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