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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Cars+Trucks

The Toyopet Kid: 1960

The Toyopet Kid: 1960

In answer to countless requests for photos of 13-year-old boys smoking pipes while driving the automobile ultimately to be called the Toyota, I hereby submit this 35mm Kodacolor negative my brother took in January 1960. Full disclosure: it's my brother's unlit pipe and I'm not driving. I'm in a parked 1960 Crown Custom at Hil Probert's Toyopet dealership in Larkspur, California. That's our house up the hill at the top right. Note the special bonus for fellow Shorpy obsolete car make aficionados. View full size.

Golden Submarine: 1917

Golden Submarine: 1917

August 18, 1917. Racecar driver Barney Oldfield in the cockpit of his Golden Submarine at the Sheepshead Bay "speed carnival" in Brooklyn. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Hatters and Furriers: 1921

Hatters and Furriers: 1921

"Stinemetz Building, 12th and F streets N.W." A rainy day in Washington, D.C., in 1921. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Under the Weather: 1922

Under the Weather: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Blizzard, 1/28/22." National Photo glass neg. View full size.

 

Chevy Baby: 1963

Chevy Baby: 1963

Circa 1963. I'm not sure what's worse: that my brother is in the front seat or the metal baby seat itself, hooked to the seatback of the car. View full size.

The Mode: 1919

The Mode: 1919

Circa 1919, another Washington streetscape. "The Mode, 11th and F Streets." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Standard Automotive: 1926

Standard Automotive: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Standard Automotive Supply Co., 14th & S streets N.W." We've seen the interior here. National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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