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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Cars+Trucks

Auburn Garage: 1928

Auburn Garage: 1928

        Arthur D'Ettel of the California Automobile Trade Association.

San Francisco, 1928. "Auburn 115 at garage." Right across whatever building that is reflected in the fender. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Night Rider: 1943

Night Rider: 1943

March 1943. Pearlington, Mississippi (vicinity). "James Hall, truck driver, en route to New Orleans on U.S. Highway 90." Header placard: "Accidents Help the Axis." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Open and Shut: 1921

Open and Shut: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Chalmers touring car at Lurline Baths, Bush side of Bush and Larkin." An open car whose "California top" is fitted with windows on the driver side. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Standard Equipment: 1920

Standard Equipment: 1920

        There is something about the snug click of the door latch and the clean, windless interior of a closed car that makes you feel at home and comfortable in there. The deep-cushioned seats, the curtains, the glass, the conversation in low tones -- all these things make getting somewhere as pleasant as being there. Getting home is never a problem, and the weather is but an incident. In the Standard Eight Coupe, Sedan or Sedanette, the powerful motor carries the extra burden of a closed body with an effortless ease ...

-- "People Don't Regret Buying Closed Cars" (Ad from 1921)

San Francisco circa 1920. "Standard Eight sedan at Golden Gate Park." The Standard ("Monarch of the Mountains"), manufactured in Butler, Pennsylvania, from 1912 to 1923, was a product of the Standard Steel Car Company, maker of railroad rolling stock. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Shift Change: 1916

Shift Change: 1916

Detroit (Highland Park) circa 1916. "Four o'clock shift, Ford Motor Company." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Offroaders: 1919

Offroaders: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Franklin touring car." Some of the ladies last glimpsed here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Maxwell Crossing: 1924

Maxwell Crossing: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Maxwell crossing Washington Street at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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