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Curb Service: 1940

Curb Service: 1940

December 1940. "Workmen during lunch period, across the street from the Consolidated Aircraft factory. San Diego, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Pacific Coast Highway

Haven't been down that way in years (late 70's), but at one time you could bypass Interstate 5 and go down PCH. On one side of the road was the old plant parking lot. There was an elevated walkway over PCH that led to the Consolidated plant. The security turnstiles were still in place.

I Pick Bachelor #2, Jim

For Handsome Rakes inclusion.

Should have looked first!

at your comment bohneyjames! Just spent a bit of time trying to ID that Dodge! I came up with a '37, but I'll take your ID.

The '36 Ford was the easy one and the '37 Oldsmobile is a Six for what it's worth.

On the Mend

The stitching job on Joe Smoker's shirt pocket is serviceable though inexpert. I wonder if he did it himself. My mother's hand-stitching was a thing of beauty - every stitch precise, evenly spaced and tiny. She gave the same care and attention to even the most ragged of our clothes.

Here, smoke my brand

My Doctor says they're actually good for you!

Shorpy Vehicle Identification Imperative

L to R: 1934-35 Chevrolet two-door sedan, 1935 Dodge, 1936 Ford, and far right, a 1937 Oldsmobile convertible, complete with fog lights, cowl mounted spotlights, outside rearview mirrors (note the other cars do not have them), and some oh-so-sexy fender skirts. Also note the Oldsmobile has been "nosed," meaning the hood ornament has been removed.

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