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

Modish Motorist: 1927

Modish Motorist: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Hudson sedan, palace grounds." Car and driver both stylishly upholstered. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

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