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Cars+Trucks

Come Fly With Me: 1912

Come Fly With Me: 1912

December 1912. "Auto polo," somewhere in New York. It looks a little risky to me. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Saucy Stories: 1920

Saucy Stories: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "O.J. DeMoll Co., Autocar truck." The cigar store has an interesting selection of magazines, including one called Saucy Stories. Mold-spotted National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Big Wheels: 1917

Big Wheels: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Soterios Nicholson in auto." This "well-known Greek attorney" had a long and occasionally eventful career in Baltimore and Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Mrs. Robert Lansing in auto." Eleanor Foster Lansing, wife of Woodrow Wilson's new Secretary of State, with her poodle at the tiller of an electric car. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Robey Motor: 1926

Robey Motor: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Ford Motor Co. (cars parked at Robey Motor Co.)" A lot of interesting details here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Spite House: 1924

Spite House: 1924

Circa 1924. "Ford Coupe at 'little house' in Alexandria, Virginia." National Photo owner Herbert E. French examining that city's Little House (a.k.a. "Spite House") on Queen Street, a narrow dwelling with a long history. View full size.

 

Hessick and Son: 1925

Hessick and Son: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Hessick & Son Coal Co." The company's catchy slogan: "Anthracite and Bituminous Coal in All Sizes (Furnace, Stove, Egg, Chestnut, Pea) for Immediate Delivery." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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