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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE YANGTZE GORGES, c. 1930

Cars+Trucks

Workhorse: 1912

Workhorse: 1912

Washington, 1912. "Woodward & Lothrop department store trucks." A detailed look at an early motor truck. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Lost: 1904

Lost: 1904

July 1904. The Trevor family takes a motor tour of France. Apparently they got lost. View full size.

1948 Tucker

1948 Tucker

I found this Kodachrome slide in a old slide projector case a few years back. I could tell it was a rear-engine automobile and an older one at that. Upon inspection through a loupe it became obvious that this was the engine compartment of 1948 Tucker, a rare car indeed. I originally thought this picture was taken in a showroom, but the dealer plates on the car are from 1951 and the car appeared to have been driven (there's even some rust if you look carefully). So, I contacted Jay Follis, President of the Tucker Automobile Club of America and sent him the scan. He said, "from looking at the photo and the plate I would guess this car to be number #1048, which was part of a traveling exhibit in the 1950's." That's Tucker #48, there were only 51 cars made. In August of 2008, Tucker #1038 (also in Moss Green) sold for $1,017,500. I have since donated the original slide to the Tucker Historical Collection. View full size.

Dad's True Loves

Dad's True Loves

My Dad and my sister besides his new Simca roadster, in the 50's, somewhere in France. Dad a good pilot who drove very fast until my sister turned sick! (About 15 minutes) View full size.

Smith Storage: 1920

Smith Storage: 1920

Washington, 1920. "Smith Storage Co., 13th & U Streets N.W." With the motor truck gaining fast on the horse team. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Right Ends: 1958

Right Ends: 1958

A selection of automobile rear ends in Carmel, California in 1958. The prize, in my opinion, is the two-tone green-on-green 1957 Buick with the divided rear window in the center. A detail from a Kodachrome slide taken by my brother-in-law. View full size.

Road Locomotive: 1925

Road Locomotive: 1925

"Crawford Paving Co." The third and final image from this series showing a Barber steamroller circa 1925. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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