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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Cars+Trucks

Washington Cadillac: 1926

Washington Cadillac: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Washington Cadillac Co." A fancy touring car doing its best to keep us from finding out about the "101 Ranch Real Wild West" show. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mayo Man: 1926

Mayo Man: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Gelfand's truck." There is of course dignity in all work. But still, I'm glad I don't have to tell people that "I drive the mayonnaise wagon." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

T Time: 1923

T Time: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Taylor Motor Co., garage." The R.L. Taylor Ford agency on, appropriately enough, T Street. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Crack Grocery: 1920

Crack Grocery: 1920

Ballston, Virginia, circa 1921. "Oldsmobile truck, Thomas J. Crack." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

We've Moved: 1920

We've Moved: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "229-31 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E." Capital Cleaners & Dyers in its new home. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Wilmington Trolley Garage: 1950

Wilmington Trolley Garage: 1950

The garage of the Delaware Coach Company (1939–1957) in Wilmington, DE. The photo was taken in August 1950 by my father, then 18 years old, who stayed at a friend of the family residing at 1413, Delaware Avenue, Wilmington. View full size.

Motown: 1915

Motown: 1915

The Motor City circa 1915. "Campus Martius, Detroit." With the Dime Savings Bank rising behind City Hall. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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