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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY: c. 1935

Cars+Trucks

Some of Its Parts: 1920

Some of Its Parts: 1920

Washington, D.C. August 1920. "Steuart's Garage, stockroom, 12th Street N.E." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Out for Delivery: 1912

Out for Delivery: 1912

A gray 1912 day in Washington, D.C. "Woodward & Lothrop department store trucks." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fast Living: 1925

Fast Living: 1925

July 18, 1925. Laurel, Maryland. "Race car driver Peter De Paolo and Chas. Allen, Laurel bicycle races." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic Cam: 1915

Traffic Cam: 1915

"Woman in automobile circa 1915." From of a series of pictures showing National Photo owner Herbert E. French and friends on motor excursions in the D.C. area. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Soccer Mom: 1908

Soccer Mom: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Mrs. F.S. Bliven in auto." Husband Frank, who worked for Cook & Stoddard, the local Franklin automobile agency, made the newspapers for driving 35 miles with a broken steering knuckle. View full size.

 

Help on Wheels: 1917

Help on Wheels: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "Red Cross Motor Corps." First aid has arrived, by way of West Virginia. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Helping Hand: 1919

A Helping Hand: 1919

Washington circa 1919. "Woman being instructed in driving of automobile." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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