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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Cars+Trucks

Tourist Auto Co.: 1910

Tourist Auto Co.: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Tourist Auto Co. (Tourist buses in front of church with Hotel Tuller at right)." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

King Street: 1926

King Street: 1926

Alexandria, Virginia, 1926. "Citizens National Bank, King Street at St. Asaph Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ambulance Station: 1919

Ambulance Station: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Red Cross emergency ambulance station." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Your Move: 1922

Your Move: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Traffic court -- George H. Scriven, Otto G. Hauschild." Another moldy oldie from the National Photo vaults. View full size.

 

Alhambra: 1911

Alhambra: 1911

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1911. "Euclid Avenue at 105th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Baywatch: 1908

Baywatch: 1908

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "Hotel Westminster." Equipped with a bevy of bay windows as well as the de rigueur roof garden restaurant. View full size.

 

The Greats: 1955

The Greats: 1955

Great Aunt Clara Johnson and her brother Great Uncle Sam Sturlaugson who was born in Iceland. I am driving and although the plate says 1952 the year is 1955 as I am 4 years old here. Sam was a police officer before going into real estate with his sister Clara. She was widowed at age 23 and he never married, they lived together with their Mother Gudrun Helgidotter in a large house they built in Selkirk Manitoba all their lives, my Grandmother joining them in her later years. Gudrun had inherited a good sum of money from her Father Helgi Helgesson in Iceland and they used that to buy a fleet of houses, they became very wealthy. When Great Aunt Clara passed away in 1983 this car was still in the garage in mint condition. Clara had a sterling silver plate with her name engraved on it attached to the car, also a led box of sorts with her deceased dog , a poodle Francois who rode in the trunk....did I mention she was eccentric? Clara's son in law Axel Axelsson who was widowed from Clara's only child drove the car to Pasadena California where he lived, most likely sold it. View full size.

 
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