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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Cars+Trucks

Here Today: 1947

Here Today: 1947

        Here Today -- The car they said was years away!

New York City, December 1947. "Hudson dealers and the new Hudson." A striking design that sold like hotcakes when it was introduced to car-starved postwar America. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

This Time: 1948

This Time: 1948

New York circa 1948. "The new Hudson." From a design standpoint, the venerable carmaker's last hurrah. 4x5 acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Chase the Chills: 1920

Chase the Chills: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Pittsburg Water Heater Co." You'll come for the hot water but stay for the giant washing machine. 8x6 glass negative. View full size.

 

Midtown Hudson: 1947

Midtown Hudson: 1947

New York circa 1947. "Midtown Dealers Corp. and Hudson showroom, Broadway at W. 62nd Street." Home of "Meyer the Buyer" and your Hudson Headquarters. Our latest 4x5 negative from the prolific but obscure John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Those Were the Days: 1939

Those Were the Days: 1939

San Francisco, 1939. "General Motors exhibit, Golden Gate International Exposition. Girl sitting on LaSalle auto." The five-passenger touring sedan only $1581, "delivered here." 8x10 inch Agfa acetate negative. View full size.

 

So Confusing: 1927

So Confusing: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Traffic signals -- police officer stops pedestrian crossing against the light on Arguello Boulevard." Our second look at this shiny Hudson under the pretext of a traffic-safety lesson. 8x10 film negative. View full size.

 

Small Beer: 1948

Small Beer: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Patterson Beer Distributors -- Piel's Beer truck." It's Delic­ious, DeLIGHTful, Demand It! 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 
 
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