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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOOK, c 1920s

Cars+Trucks

Deluxe Depot: 1941

Deluxe Depot: 1941

October 1941. "Main Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts." Home to the Deluxe Blueway Lines bus depot and, across the street, the movie palace also seen here. Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

In the Cloud: 1923

In the Cloud: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Studebaker rally car." Possibly a veteran of one of the brass-era Glidden Tours or similar event. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Devil & Miss Jones: 1941

The Devil & Miss Jones: 1941

October 1941. "Theatre in workers' section at Holyoke, Massachusetts." For whatever reason, we're craving a Coke. Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Walking Tractor: 1918

Walking Tractor: 1918

Oakland, Calif., circa 1918. "Walking Tractor -- Fageol orchard tractor demonstration." Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalogue of Curious Contraptions. 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 

Peerless in the Pines: 1923

Peerless in the Pines: 1923

Circa 1923. "Peerless touring car at Lake Tahoe (California)." Rolling on Kelly Balloons. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Reinventing the Wheel: 1918

Reinventing the Wheel: 1918

Oakland, 1918. "Crating Fageol 'walking tractors' at factory." Our first look at an unusual agricultural implement. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fageol Motors Co.: 1918

Fageol Motors Co.: 1918

July 1918. "Fageol Motors truck factory front office. Oakland, California." While waiting for your meeting with Mr. Fort, please feel free to browse our wide selection of trade journals. (In this week's Canadian Countryman: "Haying Time Again.") 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 
 
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