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Glossy Gardner: 1922

Glossy Gardner: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Gardner touring car." Yet another Jazz Age marque that died with its sneakers on. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

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It might have been

Sears, Roebuck & Company asked Gardner to develop a car to be sold by mail order. But, as a result of the stock market crash of 1929, that didn't happen.

Distancing?

When I first glanced at the photo I thought the driver was wearing a mask.
Sign of the times, I guess.

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