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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

Cars+Trucks

Hotel Cadillac: 1914

Hotel Cadillac: 1914

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1914. "Hotel Cadillac." Plus a variation on the 8:17 jeweler's clock sign. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Statler and Tuller: 1920

Statler and Tuller: 1920

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1920. "Grand Circus Park, looking toward Washington Boulevard, and Hotels Statler and Tuller." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Grandpa's New Tractor: 1936

Grandpa's New Tractor: 1936

My grandpa bought this Hart Parr 18-27 tractor from the Oliver Corporation in 1936. He also became an Oliver dealer at that time. This photo was taken at the factory as he was picking it up. The man leaning against the truck is "Shockey" Mishler.

My grandpa was a member of the Old Order River Brethren, also known as Yorkers. View full size.

The Tuller: 1914

The Tuller: 1914

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1914. "Hotel Tuller, Grand Circus Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rolling With the Punches: 1926

Rolling With the Punches: 1926

1926. "Semmes Motor Co. truck, Walter Brown & Sons." Another from National Photo's series of Washington, D.C., working trucks. This Dodge's battered body notwithstanding, motor trucks were a relative newcomer to a workaday world where dray wagons and horse teams had long dominated. View full size.

 

Let Me Out: 1920

Let Me Out: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "District Motor Co., front." Won't someone give me a home? Or at least a garage. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

F Troop: 1928

F Troop: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Barrister Building, F Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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