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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Cars+Trucks

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

A Feather in Her Cap: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Haynes touring car at DeYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park." Dapper flapper at the wheel, poised to take flight. Could this be our first photo by Chris Helin to portray someone famous? 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 

Slater House: 1937

Slater House: 1937

1937. "Slater House, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida. Dr. Chatelain's photographs. P.A. Wolfe, photographer." 8x10 inch acetate negative attributed to Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Cruising: 1925

Cruising: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "Nash Advanced Six at Golden Gate Park." Which of you kids would like some candy? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Six and the City: 1928

Six and the City: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "DeSoto Six sedan." Perhaps doing some advance location scouting for Jimmy Stewart's Firedome coupe three decades hence. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Mug Shot: 1919

Mug Shot: 1919

Washington, D.C, 1919. "Police coffee." Continuing this caffeinated, steamy saga. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cops at Cars Getting Coffee: 1919

Cops at Cars Getting Coffee: 1919

Washington, D.C, 1919. "Police coffee." Backed by the Salvation Army's powerful message of hope and/or thrift. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Radisson: 1910

Hotel Radisson: 1910

Minneapolis circa 1910. "Hotel Radisson and Seventh Street." The start of today's multinational lodging conglomerate, named after the 17th-century French explorer Pierre-Esprit Radisson. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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