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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY BCPA TO AMERICA, 1952

Cars+Trucks

Mrs. Manors: 1920

Mrs. Manors: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Marmon 34 Limousine." A notation on the negative sleeve identifies this stately structure, seen previously here and here, first as a hospital (struck through) and then as "apartments." Who can help us fill in the blanks? 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Sixth Wheel: 1919

Sixth Wheel: 1919

        "We always carry a spare, just in case."

San Francisco circa 1919. "Mercer touring car at Chain of Lakes, Golden Gate Park." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Car Park: 1929

Car Park: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Franklin Brougham at Lafayette Park." Its telltale bollards standing guard. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tailfin Roulette: 1963

Tailfin Roulette: 1963

October 1963. "Cars in parking garage at base of Marina Towers high-rise apartment building, Chicago." 35mm acetate negative from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Living on the Top." View full size.

 

Sodden Six: 1928

Sodden Six: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Hudson Super Six Sedan at Golden Gate Park." Latest entrant in the Shorpy Cavalcade of Cretaceous Conveyances. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

When in Roamer: 1919

When in Roamer: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Roamer touring car at Historical Society (Whittier Mansion)." Our second Roamer in a row. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

San Francisco, 1919. "Roamer touring car." Transportation for the young man who's going places. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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