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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Cars+Trucks

Bank of America: 1943

Bank of America: 1943

May 1943. "San Francisco, California. The Bank of America." Medium format negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pine Street: 1952

Pine Street: 1952

1952. "Pine Street at Montgomery, San Francisco." Looking toward the Matson and PG&E buildings on Market Street. 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Fashion Plate: 1924

Fashion Plate: 1924

From circa 1924 San Francisco comes this modishly draped miss descending from her sedan. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Grand Entrance: 1952

Grand Entrance: 1952

San Francisco, 1952. "Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels." You'll come for the balustrade but stay for the porte-cochere. 8x10 inch negative. View full size.

 

Galaxie 500: 1964

Galaxie 500: 1964

June 23, 1964. "Ford showroom in Wheaton, Maryland." 35mm negative by Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Stop Ahead: 1925

Stop Ahead: 1925

San Francisco, 1925. "Jewett touring car from rear." Going forward, the end of the road for the Jewett brand was just a year away. 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 

The 1960 Look

The 1960 Look

July 1959. "Detroit's 1960 look. Sneak preview of the new models." This particular example being a Dodge Polara convertible minus some ornamentation. 35mm color transparency for Look magazine. View full size.

 
 
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