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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Red Cross Car: 1922

Red Cross Car: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Official Red Cross car." Being loaded with sacks of something outside the premises of Rex Products Co., Jobbers. Also note the studio of Rovere Scott, Photographer. 6½ x 8½ glass negative. View full size.

 

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Sheridan's Ride

The Red Cross car appears to be a Sheridan.

1922 Durant

I'm going to consider the signature, go out on a limb, and call the car a 1922 Durant B-22 with nonstandard wire wheels and hood straps. Durant was just starting his post-GM Durant Motors, so supplying the car would have had some promotional value.

To Go

That's one large order of Fries!

449 Washington Street

This is 449 Washington Street, now the site of a 1960s firehouse.

Paint Job

Between the doors, is that the signature of the person who painted the car? Can't make out the name. Must have been an important product or event to have drawn the dignitaries in full suits to load.

[The signature is that of racecar driver Russell Clifford "Cliff" Durant, whose father was William C. Durant, the founder of General Motors. - Dave]

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