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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Cars+Trucks

Splinter Alley: 1925

Splinter Alley: 1925

July 11, 1925. Another look at the lineup on Laurel Speedway's board track. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Laurel Speedway: 1925

Laurel Speedway: 1925

July 11, 1925. Our third look at the lineup on Laurel Speedway's board track. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Board Track: 1925

Board Track: 1925

July 11, 1925. "Auto races at Laurel, Maryland." The 1⅛-mile wooden oval at Laurel Speedway. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Chi-Town Bus: 1938

Chi-Town Bus: 1938

Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Greyhound bus." This coach looks like it knows its way around. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

F Street: 1939

F Street: 1939

Washington, D.C. "F Street scenes, January 1939." With the Treasury building in the distance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Maytag-Mobile: 1939

Maytag-Mobile: 1939

February 2, 1939. "Builds own Jalopy. Thirty dollars was all it cost Robert Preston, 16-year-old high school senior, to build this midget automobile. Weighing approximately 250 pounds, the 'jalopy' is powered with a washing machine motor of ¾ horsepower and has a maximum speed of 20 miles an hour. His license tags for this year will cost 32 cents." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Men in White: 1923

Men in White: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Fussell-Young Ice Cream Co. trucks." I scream, you scream, etc. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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