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Cars+Trucks

Wrecked Haynes: 1920

Wrecked Haynes: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Wayne Smith Auto Co. -- wrecked Haynes sedan." Out second glimpse at the operations of this long-forgotten car dealer. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

America's First Car: 1920

America's First Car: 1920

"Wayne Smith Auto Co., front." Mr. Smith went to Washington, and built this dealership at the corner of M and 22nd. A street view of the building shortly after its completion in 1920. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Robert Street: 1908

Robert Street: 1908

St. Paul, Minn., circa 1908. "Robert Street." With dental parlors in Starbucksian abundance. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Hudson, Peerless, Pope: 1910

Hudson, Peerless, Pope: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Brady -- Gas Company. Auto showroom." Star billing goes to the gas light fixtures above a Hudson center stage at the showroom of J.H. Brady, dealer in Hudson, Peerless and Pope-Hartford automobiles. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tourist Auto Co.: 1910

Tourist Auto Co.: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Tourist Auto Co. (Tourist buses in front of church with Hotel Tuller at right)." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

King Street: 1926

King Street: 1926

Alexandria, Virginia, 1926. "Citizens National Bank, King Street at St. Asaph Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ambulance Station: 1919

Ambulance Station: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Red Cross emergency ambulance station." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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