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Neither Snow Nor Mud: 1940

Neither Snow Nor Mud: 1940

November 1940. "U.S. Mail truck used in snowy mountain sections of Nevada County, California." Acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

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Backed-up Mail

I live in Nevada County, and I would sincerely like to see this thing make a comeback.

Eight different tires

and a hand painted sign, off we go !

Tracking Mud

The mailman when he went back to his house.

Mail Delivery to the North Pole

Fred Astaire used one of these in the movie "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," albeit with skis on the front.

Muck Truck

This is a 1920s Dodge Commercial screenside express truck with a Ford worm drive rear axle. The front wheels seem to be original with special rims. The rest of the wheels are Chevrolet. Note the bottom of the door has been cut off to clear the tracks. The teens and twenties 4 cylinder Dodge was one of the great vehicles of the era. General Pershing drove one. Totally reliable.

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