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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

King of the Road: 1940

King of the Road: 1940

March 1940. "Interstate trailer truck at Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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Pipe and chain

The pipe and chain is quite normal and safe. It is part of the tow dolly or "Joe Dog" used to tow double semi trailers

Towing a trailer?

I see a pole and a chain coming from the back axle of the trailer. It looks like it is going straight back to a second trailer? It's scary to think a semi-trailer being pulled by a piece of pipe and a chain.

Tractor-Trailer Prepared for Snow

Chains are readily available for snow!

March in Nevada

he will be needing those chains going either way.

 
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