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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Cars+Trucks

San Francisco Briscoe: 1919

San Francisco Briscoe: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Briscoe auto at Lands End." Latest entry in the Shorpy Dossier of Dead-Ends. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

The Case of the Dented Dodge

The Case of the Dented Dodge

Oakland circa 1953 and another vehicular misadventure, this time starring the bike that couldn't quite dodge a Dodge. Cameos by two Cadillacs. View full size.

 

Signs: 1935

Signs: 1935

Oct. 9, 1935. "Broome Street, Nos. 504-506, Manhattan." 8x10 inch gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

Another Federal: 1918

Another Federal: 1918

"Truck -- Federal, 1918." Outside the premises of the Serbo-Croatian Produce Company somewhere in San Francisco. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Keyless Entry: 1918

Keyless Entry: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918, and what seems to be a demonstration of the paparazzi- proof Mitchell sedan. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Traffic Division: 1956

Traffic Division: 1956

Oakland, Calif., circa 1956. "Traffic Division first aid." This holiday weekend, let's be careful out there! 4x5 negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Olds à la Mode: 1924

Olds à la Mode: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Oldsmobile sedan." Ready to waft Milady to her club luncheon or favorite speakeasy. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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