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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Cars+Trucks

Lands End: 1925

Lands End: 1925

1925. "Overland at Lands End and Lincoln Park golf course." Latest entry in the Shorpy Showcase of Extinct Automobiles. 6½x8½ glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

Coal to the Curb: 1925

Coal to the Curb: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- A.P. Woodson Co. coal truck." And now for the hard part. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Trailblazers: 1917

Trailblazers: 1917

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Our second look at this intrepid couple, motoring along a freshly plowed highway in their "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car." From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

Inside Information: 1954

Inside Information: 1954

        So how does the account exec know what the prices are?

1954. "Merrill Lynch account executive chalks up current stock prices on quotation board in firm's new mobile office." One of the earlier mobile apps. View full size.

 

Luxury Car: 1917

Luxury Car: 1917

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." The tot-laden vehicle seen here yesterday, a Jordan advertised as the "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car," with the same driver but minus the kids. Note the literal NON-SKID tire tread. Glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

Glass Wrangler: 1920

Glass Wrangler: 1920

    Young Tom started out in Nails & Tacks and worked his way up.

San Francisco ca. 1920s. "Young man on Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- California State Automobile Association 'Broken Glass Department' patrol." 6.5x8.5 glass negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Bring the Kids: 1917

Bring the Kids: 1917

San Francisco circa 1917. "Jordan touring car with children." Did we lose a few back there when we hit that bump? Better do a head count. 6.5x8.5 inch glass negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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