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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Cars+Trucks

Peerless: 1924

Peerless: 1924

1924. "Peerless car." Laundry day somewhere in Northwest Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Motor Car Co.: 1907

Motor Car Co.: 1907

Washington, D.C., circa 1907. "A.L. McCormick garage, New York Avenue." Early automobile retailing in the nation's capital, an outpost of what the Washington Post called "the world's greatest fad." Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Horseless Carriage (colorized): 1906

Horseless Carriage (colorized): 1906

Horseless Carriage, 1906 (colorized). View full size.

Hendrick Motor Co. (colorized): 1928

Hendrick Motor Co. (colorized): 1928

Hendrick Motor Co., Takoma Park Md., 1928 (colorized). View full size.

Venus Car: 1954

Venus Car: 1954

This is a photo of a car called the Venus, and these were made (all 8 of them) in Houston, Texas. It was on the cover of Motor Trend, May 1954. I am the son of the car's designer, and I am currently restoring one of only two known to still be in existence.

I would like to know if anyone out there might know who the people are in the photo, or more general, if anyone's parents used to own or drive one of these cars.

There is much more information about the Venus on my blog, http://mcload.wordpress.com/ View full size.

Get the Party Started: 1941

Get the Party Started: 1941

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guests of Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Super Six: 1922

Super Six: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Hudson Coach, Connecticut Avenue Northwest." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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