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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS

Cars+Trucks

Mona Lisa: 1920

Mona Lisa: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Studebaker Special Six touring car at Mona Lisa apartments." Fitted with yet another variation on the "California top." 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Her First Kissel: 1922

Her First Kissel: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Kissel Tourster at Golden Gate Park." The driver evidently an understudy for Isadora Duncan. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Camo Cabin: 1918

Camo Cabin: 1918

The Pacific Northwest circa 1918. "Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar, America's first camouflaged automobile," seen earlier here, here and here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Bus Boy: 1943

Bus Boy: 1943

September 1943. Washington Court House, Ohio. "Boy who rides to and from school daily on a Greyhound bus waiting outside the depot." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Men of Action: 1942

Men of Action: 1942

May 1942. "Amusement park in Southington, Connecticut." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

King Coupe: 1920

King Coupe: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "King Road-King. The spare wheel is carried in a sunken compartment in the rear." Latest exhibit in the Shorpy Gallery of Jinxed Jalopies. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Queen Cole: 1920

Queen Cole: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Cole Aero 8 roadster." A solid hit with this stylish miss. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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