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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

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Bound Brook: 1936

Bound Brook: 1936

February 1936. "Street in Bound Brook, New Jersey, showing crowded conditions." Medium-format nitrate negative by Carl Mydans. View full size

 

Nelmobile: 1937

Nelmobile: 1937

March 30, 1937. "Transportation and no parking worries. Nelm Clark, 16-year old Washington, D.C., youngster, solved this problem by combining a lawn mower motor with a set of motorcycle gears to make this unusual midget auto. Costing $60 to build, the contraption weighs only 150 pounds -- the weight is its main feature -- and if you run out of gas you easily push it or tuck it under your arm and walk home." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Streets of Baltimore: 1940

Streets of Baltimore: 1940

"Row houses, Baltimore, June 1940." Medium format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Film Noir: 1941

Film Noir: 1941

January 1941. "Foggy night in New Bedford, Massachusetts." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Take one kid, add dirt (water optional), and you have the very definition of "full of imaginative fun." Your 'umble narrator in the back yard garden, soon to learn a sharp lesson about leaving a rake with the tines up. Note the 1950 Studebaker Champion, AKA "The Green Apple." From my dad's slides: Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.

Night Rider: 1921

Night Rider: 1921

Circa 1921. "Oakland window." A showroom display at District Oakland Co., 1709 L Street N.W. in Washington, for the General Motors brand that in 1926 would beget Pontiac. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Clean Living: 1937

Clean Living: 1937

Washington, D.C. June 4, 1937. "Trailer camp." And what looks like the trailer seen earlier here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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