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Girls' Day Out: 1919

Girls' Day Out: 1919

        "After a fortnight in the wilds, we return with many pelts."

San Francisco circa 1919. "Franklin touring car." The versatile conveyance suitable for pillage or village. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

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Franklin was also uncommon for it's wood Chassis, aluminum body, air cooled engine and a price that would buy about 4 Model T's at the time.

Hatted hotties

I can't see much of the driver's face, but the other three women are quite attractive, especially the lady in the front passenger seat.

Also, it looks like this Frankin uses full-elliptic springs, front and rear - quite unusual. And rear drum brakes with external linings, not unusual for the era.

Everything old is new again.

And I thought thin whitewall tires came out in 1962. Wrong again.

When hats were de rigueur

and milliners prospered.

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