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The Franklin's Franklin: 1928

The Franklin's Franklin: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Col. M. Franklin with Franklin Airman sedan." Despite such eponymous endorsements, by 1934 the air-cooled Franklin had run out of gas. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Step-Down Body: 1927

Step-Down Body: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Hudson Super Six." The house and its sunroom a familiar backdrop for these photos. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Auto School: 1921

Auto School: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Auto School." Where they're having a pop quiz on axles. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

With Belles On: 1918

With Belles On: 1918

San Francisco, 1918. "Buick roadster at agency." The ideal conveyance for madcap motoring. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tread Whitely: 1920

Tread Whitely: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mid-Washington Service Co., 14th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

High-Class Vaudeville: 1915

June 1915. Washington, D.C. "Fifteenth Street north from G Street N.W." Starring the Keith's Theater building, whose corner bar is now the address of the Old Ebbitt Grill. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

D'Oily Car: 1943

D'Oily Car: 1943

June 1943. Silver Spring, Md. "Man repairing his automobile." The Plymouth seen here. Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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