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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • MARS EXPLORERS WANTED

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Olds Motor Works: 1908

Olds Motor Works: 1908

Lansing, Michigan, circa 1908. "Olds Motor Works." Home of your great-grandfather's Oldsmobile. Note the OLD MOTOR sign, missing its S. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Makely Motor: 1925

Makely Motor: 1925

January 1925. Fairfax County, Virginia. "Makely Motor Co., Falls Church." Our second look at this establishment shows a number of Model T Fords in the service garage. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Genuine Ford Parts: 1925

Genuine Ford Parts: 1925

January 1925. Falls Church, Virginia. "Makely Motor Co." Home of this circa 1923 Lincoln. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hot Bed Sash: 1926

Hot Bed Sash: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Washington Cadillac Co." A glossy new Cadillac in front of Barker Lumber, your headquarters for newels, balusters and "hot bed sash." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

More Skateboard Fun

More Skateboard Fun

Here's another picture of my dad skating in 1965 in West Covina, Los Angeles. My dad left a comment about what it was like skateboarding back then on the other picture I posted of him skating here. View full size.

D.C.F.D.: 1922

D.C.F.D.: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "D.C. Fire Dept. car for Semmes Motor Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Kirsti and Woody

Kirsti and Woody

Great aunt Kirsti with her wheels at my grandparents place at 830 Kings Highway, Lincoln Park, Michigan in the very early 1960's. View full size.

 
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