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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Cars+Trucks

Crossing Guard: 1937

Crossing Guard: 1937

San Francisco, 1937. "Don Lee Oldsmobile on Golden Gate Bridge with police officer." Whose cruiser we can see reflected in the bumper. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

City Ice: 1935

City Ice: 1935

October 17, 1935. San Francisco. "Federal trucks -- City Ice Delivery Co." Neighbors of the "Western Asbestos Magnesia Co." 8x10 Eastman Kodak nitrate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Yuen Hing & Co.: 1921

Yuen Hing & Co.: 1921

"REO Speedwagon grocery truck, San Francisco, 1921." Compare with our previous Speedwagon. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Wayback Machine: 1929

Wayback Machine: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Pierce-Arrow convertible coupe in Golden Gate Park." Ready to rumble. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Distill of the Day: 1905

Distill of the Day: 1905

Walkerville, Ontario, circa 1905. "General offices, Hiram Walker & Sons." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Market Movers: 1910

Market Movers: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Broad Street and the curb brokers." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Merry Old Cole: 1919

Merry Old Cole: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Cole auto." Climb in, if you can figure out how. The yard last seen here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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