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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Cars+Trucks

The Gondoliers: 1958

The Gondoliers: 1958

Meanwhile, back in circa-1958 Oakland: "Accident, 26th at Valdez." A sailor suddenly very much in his element exiting a Chevrolet with a flooded engine. 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Fountain of Oops: 1958

Fountain of Oops: 1958

Another Oakland water hazard, circa 1958. "Accident, San Pablo Avenue." 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Fender Bender: 1956

Fender Bender: 1956

Oakland, California, circa 1956. "Ambulance at collision." The age-old rivalry of Ford vs. Chevy. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

London Lodge: 1959

London Lodge: 1959

Oakland circa 1959. "Crash at London Lodge." Somewhat to the west of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Who can identify the diminutive foreigner? 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Street Fight: 1957

Street Fight: 1957

Plymouth vs. Ford on the streets of Oakland circa 1957, with a battered bystander in the distance. 4x5 safety negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Cruel Shoes: 1918

Cruel Shoes: 1918

San Francisco. 1918. "Buick at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park." Domina­trix footwear on the left. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Happy Campers: 1920

Happy Campers: 1920

From circa 1920 comes this uncaptioned view of an early motor home taking on water at the Federal Truck agency in San Francisco. 8x10 inch nitrate negative formerly of the Marilyn Blaisdell and Wyland Stanley collections. View full size.

 
 
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