JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Bumper Buddies: 1940

Bumper Buddies: 1940

December 1940. "Camp Livingston, Alexandria, Louisiana. Construction workers from Monroe sitting on car in front of their shacks before leaving for evening shift." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Two different truck years

The guys are sitting on a 1937 Chevrolet Half-Ton pickup. What's throwing me off is the position of the wipers -- they ought to be on the top of the windshield frame, not the bottom. The truck to the left appears to be a 1941 Chevrolet Half-Ton. Both are classics!

[That thar is a car. - Dave]

His new pickup

Judging by the hood vents and cab, the truck is a brand new 1941 Chevrolet Series AK pickup. 1941 was the first model year for the AK, which was replaced by the Advance Design trucks in June 1947.

You can leave your hat on

That was an easy car quiz. The pickup truck is a mere 1941 Chevrolet AK 3104.

Pitching a Tint

Anyone colorizing this? The 1940 Louisiana license plate featured beautiful dark blue characters on brilliant orange background, a striking contrast. And yes, that is a little map of the state inserted between the banks of digits.

Here's looking at me, kid.

Bogie on the fender.

Syndicate content is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2022 Shorpy Inc.