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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Cars+Trucks

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.

 

Waitin' Phaeton: 1928

Waitin' Phaeton: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Auburn Phaeton Sedan." Note the unusual center-hinged doors. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

That Dapper Dort: 1921

That Dapper Dort: 1921

1921. "Dort touring car at San Francisco Public Library." Waiting for Marian to clock out. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Cars on California: 1921

Cars on California: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "California Street east from Montgomery." 8x10 nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley/Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Bound for Belgium: 1921

Bound for Belgium: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Belgian ambulance -- REO Speed Wagon." A gift of the people of Nevada. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Ready for Takeoff: 1927

Ready for Takeoff: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Falcon-Knight coupe." Latest hatchling in the Shorpy Aviary of Automotive Albatrosses. Glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 
 
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