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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Cars+Trucks

Whitened Washington: 1918

Whitened Washington: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Pennsylvania Avenue with snow." Everyone grab a shovel and start digging! Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Rose Colored Caddy: 1960

Rose Colored Caddy: 1960

January 1, 1960 Rose Parade, Pasadena, CA. View full size.

Minker Motor Co.: 1922

Minker Motor Co.: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Minker Motor Co., 14th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Truck Parade: 1919

Truck Parade: 1919

June 28, 1919. "Motor Truck Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue." Held on Motor Transportation Day under the auspices of the Washington Automotive Trade Association. At left we have another appearance on these pages by a Witt-Will conveyance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Electric Sight-Seeing in N.Y.

 Electric Sight-Seeing in N.Y.

I bought this framed photograph at a garage sale. The vehicle appears to be a Lansden Electric. Apparently the photo was taken on a cold day in New York because the passengers are wearing heavy coats and all have rugs over their knees. The Hotel Bartholdi, it seems, was well known in the period, and a search reveals that the Green Car Sight-Seeing Service made photographs available to patrons. This one is 27 inches by 16 inches. I would like to know more about Green Car, the Hotel, and Lansden. View full size.

- Roverdriver in Australia

Touring Washington, D.C.: c. 1911

Touring Washington, D.C.: c. 1911

This picture was taken in Washington, D.C., c. 1911. My grandfather is sitting in the front seat with his grandmother. He told me this was a tour bus in D.C. The name of the bus bus manufacturer is the H. E. Wilcox Motor Truck Co. of Minneapolis, MN. View full size.

Witt-Will: 1915

Witt-Will: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Witt-Will motor truck plant, 52 N Street N.E." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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