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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Cars+Trucks

Mobile Home: 1936

Mobile Home: 1936

"To serve the crops of California, thousands of families live on wheels. Near Bakersfield, California." View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

The Misses Go Motoring: 1910

The Misses Go Motoring: 1910

"Miss Powell and Miss Sands" circa 1910. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Sidesaddle Automobilist

Sidesaddle Automobilist

Ruth McDonald and roadster circa 1925. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. (So, who was Ruth McDonald?)

The President's White

The President's White

The President's 40-horsepower White Model M steam-powered touring car. March 1909. Photographed on the White House grounds in the early days of the Taft administration. In the back is the State Department, now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Question for the old-car experts: Does each tire really have multiple valve stems?

 

American Roadster: 1909

American Roadster: 1909

American roadster at the Vanderbilt Cup, 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Washington Street Market: 1952

Washington Street Market: 1952

Night view of the Washington Street produce market, New York City, 1952. View full size. Photograph by Walter Albertin for the World Telegram & Sun.

 

Tutti Frutti Trucks: 1943

Tutti Frutti Trucks: 1943

Freight depot of the Army consolidating station at Chicago. April 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 
 
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