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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Cars+Trucks

Brothers

Brothers

Early shot of my brothers and some sweet chrome! View full size.

Vacation Time: 1969

Vacation Time: 1969

Leaving Walnut, CA for Wyoming and Nebraska in July 1969. I'm on the left, trying to look cool, going to start high school in the fall. Yikes, those socks!

There's my Dad and Mom, who appeared in earlier pictures. They're showing some age progression. Both are in their early 40s here. My little brother was a surly bundle of anti-joy then, and he whined a lot through the whole trip.

We packed up the '64 Chevelle wagon and left for the great unknown. As a surly teen, I read a lot of books along the way and grunted and moaned a lot. During the trip, we heard about the Charles Manson family murders in Los Angeles, and being only 30 or so miles away, I was really scared to come home.

It all worked out ... thanks for looking and I look forward to your comments. View full size.

Dune Buggy: c. 1965

Dune Buggy: c. 1965

On the beach, near Montery Bay, California, c. 1965. View full size.

The Shop Unique: 1919

The Shop Unique: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Automobile with ad for Oppenheimer's shop, 800 E Street N.W." Faintly visible in the distance on the left is a large sign for the Center Market. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Praga Piccolo Truck

Praga Piccolo Truck

A Praga Piccolo Czech truck, 1930-1940. View full size.

Randle Elementary: 1940

Randle Elementary: 1940

Washington, D.C., circa 1940. "Nation's Business. Children leaving Randle School." Nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Chevrolet: 1926

Chevrolet: 1926

Rockville, Maryland, circa 1926. "Montgomery County Motor Co." Headquarters for "quality at low cost." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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