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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW EMPIRE STATE EXPRESS: 1941

A Close Call: 1920

A Close Call: 1920

No caption survives for this view of a circa 1920 Maxwell, but we would guess it had something to do with the car's excellent brakes, or maybe its triple-strength spring-steel bumper. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

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I could've made it!

... if it weren't for those meddling kids!

What me worry?

What a determined expression the driver displays!

That's it!

Can't believe the person below found the location of this picture. You can tell the fence and gate posts are an exact match. Bet it took a lot of work to get all that ivy off the posts. What a difference 95 years makes.

Franklin Street

This is probably the 1700 block of Franklin in San Francisco. The low wall and short ornamental fence by the sidewalk are exactly the same. The brick gatepost with the sphere on top is exactly the same. The taller fence that extends from the gatepost is still there, but it is harder to see in the street view. Unfortunately, the street view does not show the parts of the house that are shown in the photograph above, but the house is made of brick, and the details of the window-frames are similar.

I submitted a post a few months ago about the photograph Up From the Ashes, in which I said that at least two of the houses in that photograph were still standing. This house happens to be the first one I mentioned there.


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Could be 1922

I've got a vision. I suppose it's 1922. If someone can acknowledge, would be cool.

[The car has a 1920 license plate. - Dave]

Uh! Guys!

I think we are in danger.

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