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Salient Six: 1922

Salient Six: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Stephens Salient Six touring car." Named after the founder of parent company Moline Plow, Stephens was a short-lived marque, lasting from 1916 to 1924; in 1920, its best year, the Illinois-based firm produced around 7,000 cars. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.


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