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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Cars+Trucks

Pier 23: 1925

Pier 23: 1925

1925. "REO coupe overlooking San Francisco Bay, Embarcadero piers and Yerba Buena Island." Plus an unintentional shadow-selfie. 5x7 glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Slippery When Wet: 1955

Slippery When Wet: 1955

Oakland, California, circa 1955, and another crepuscular rendezvous of vehicular violence. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Nashing Out: 1928

Nashing Out: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "Nash Special Six on Gough Street at Lafayette Park." Sporting a brace of Goodyear 31 x 5.25 Balloons. And if you don't like my parking, get off the sidewalk. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Rode Hard: 1921

Rode Hard: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Marmon dual-cowl landaulet at Spreckels Mansion." A car that looks like it's been around the block a few times. Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalogue of Creaky Conveyances. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Arriving at Destination: 1957

Arriving at Destination: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957, and a compacted Chrysler. We declare Pole S1274 the winner. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Fox Trap: 1915

Fox Trap: 1915

San Francisco circa 1915. "Velie four-passenger coupe at Golden Gate Park." Note the curved side glass. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Caught in Passing: 1920

Caught in Passing: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Chalmers touring car on Van Ness Avenue." At F.J. Linz Motor Co., your Scripps-Booth dealer. With a streetcar squeezing by. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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