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Smoke on the Water: 1905
... Publishing glass negative. View full size. Cattle cars Looks like the Detroit was carrying a load of livestock cars. I wonder it they were full or empty. Looking at car #3818 I would say ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 7:42pm -

Smoke on the Water: 1905

Leave It to Beaver: 1958
... all about how my grandmother's poodles enjoyed riding in cars (or some equally stupid text about my grandmother...the exact words escape ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/15/2018 - 7:10pm -

Leave It to Beaver: 1958

Hudson Motor Cars: 1911
Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "Hudson cars, H.B. Leary agency, 1317½ 14th Street N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size. Keep the Cars Coming! I love the pictures of the cars! Where else can we see such detail of these cars "in period"? Enough! ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 10:39pm -

Hudson Motor Cars: 1911

Vacation Wagon: 1964
... on eBay. View full size. family trips in those cars I also spent some hot days in a car like that on the way to the ... to drop tailgate Simple, huh? Looking at old red cars makes my elbows hurt! Seemed like some of those old single stage ... correctly, and it wasn't until the government mandated new cars with ignition interlocks in the 1970's that "real men" started to actually ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/30/2018 - 12:29pm -

Vacation Wagon: 1964

Cane: 1938
... negative by Edwin Rosskam. View full size. Flag Cars? I think you mean flat cars. A lot of sugar plantations - at least in Hawaii - had their own narrow ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/06/2019 - 11:34am -

Cane: 1938

Forest Brook: 1956
... to the school office! Plus, there's a great lineup of cars out the window, in case a little daydreaming is in order, but only for a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2013 - 7:14am -

Forest Brook: 1956

Ghost Ship: 1916
... they nevertheless were still able to produce (and sell) cars to the civilians. This photo is very interesting, because it shows ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2012 - 7:09pm -

Ghost Ship: 1916

Main Street: 1920
... nearly every business seems to be displaying one. Cars & More Cars It is amazing just how quickly the automobile took over the center of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 1:33pm -

Main Street: 1920

Lots of Pulp: 1890s
... can't look stylish working in a paper mill? Furniture cars Both this and the recent Buffalo picture show rail cars dedicated to furniture transport. As far as I know those types of cars ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:56pm -

Lots of Pulp: 1890s

Old Reliable: 1942
... Regiment. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, A. Palmer, Cars+Trucks, WW2) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/15/2019 - 3:55pm -

Old Reliable: 1942

Extra Power: 1934
... visible). Was there another battery to give 12V? [Cars didn't have 12V systems until the mid-1950s. - Dave] Old school ... mainly because there is no room under the hood. For sports cars, it improves the handling. Toyota Prius has the 12 volt battery in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/11/2019 - 5:12pm -

Extra Power: 1934

Omaha Stakes: 1938
... negative. November 1938. Omaha, Nebraska. "Cars parked diagonally along a row of parking meters." Photo by John Vachon for ... All the same? Look closely, the first seven cars are all different, two doors, four doors, at least two different coupes. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2017 - 11:06am -

Omaha Stakes: 1938

Crippled Children's Auto Outing: 1908
... owned this building in NYC. Crazy looking ladies in cars All of that is true but how nice these people were, taking these kids ... provide some more 'crazy photos' ! crazy looking cars... please observe the roads. abosolutely a paradise for joy riders. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 11:54am -

Crippled Children's Auto Outing: 1908

Virginia City With Cars: 1965
... and St. Mary in the Mountains. I was going to identify the cars by make and year, but why should I spoil all the fun? View full size. ... Oh, you *could* have Identifying all the cars yourself might have actually forced us to talk about some other subject ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/18/2018 - 10:54pm -

Virginia City With Cars: 1965

Lukens Lake: 1956
... a couple of '50/51 Fords, a Buick and a Pontiac) The Cars Good job everyone. From left to right are: 1950 Ford, 1950 Buick ... 1955 Chevrolet wagon, with different taillights). The cars I'm pretty sure that the first Ford is a '49. We had one when I was a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 7:59pm -

Lukens Lake: 1956

Easter Sunday, 1936
... by Theodor Jung for the Resettlement Administration. Cars Can anyone perhaps identify the cars? The cars (subject to correction) Right to left: Ford V8, Chrysler, Lincoln ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/09/2007 - 11:10pm -

Easter Sunday, 1936

Chinese Temple: 1940
... Not a '32 Ford The "strange coupe" that is "four cars over" appears to be a circa 1933 Willys. "Old" California ... of that late-30's Ford(?) in the front of the row of cars is fascinatingly almost transparent. I have never seen that angle on that ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/10/2019 - 5:12pm -

Chinese Temple: 1940

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... was a homer. After the war the street was so crowded with cars that the games were moved to Convent Avenue in front of CCNY. There was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Bustling Brattleboro: 1941
... and put whitewall tires on her. Is the ragtop five cars up a Lincoln Continental? Old stomping grounds Brattleboro was my ... time I've noticed a badge on the front fender. Mystery Cars The car with the squarish headlights is a 1939 Plymouth, while the one ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2019 - 4:13pm -

Bustling Brattleboro: 1941

Stardust Memories: 1964
... helping my dad and learning the business. Vintage cars Oh my... just look at that parking lot of vintage cars. What I wouldn't give to have those in my garage. The cars of my youth ... 
 
Posted by rsyung - 06/26/2015 - 10:17pm -

Stardust Memories: 1964

Santa Cruise: 1984
... than cruising, nevertheless this compendium of classic cars, this Valhalla of vintage vehicles, this body of beachside barouches is ... Volvo P1800 in the center of the picture. James Bondy Cars Roger Moore, before his Bond roles, drove a white P1800 in the TV ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/10/2017 - 11:53am -

Santa Cruise: 1984

Custom Royal: 1958
... customers in. My dad and I would critique the new cars after we left a showroom and pronounce our judgment on the desirability of ... the nostalgia lavished on 'classic' midcentury American cars, they were badly made, lasted maybe 100,000 miles, handled like boats, and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/09/2015 - 3:19pm -

Custom Royal: 1958

Pit Stop: 1940
... were the national standard for cheap and reliable used cars. [Also MIA: the passenger-side headlamp visor. - Dave] The ... to remove the wheel On the Model A (and probably other cars of the period) could change tires or repair tubes without removing the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/01/2018 - 7:37pm -

Pit Stop: 1940

V Is for Velie: 1916
... 1920s, the Velie Monocoupe. (The Gallery, C. Helin, Cars+Trucks, San Francisco) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/05/2019 - 12:03pm -

V Is for Velie: 1916

Out for a Spin: 1904
... 1915, issue of Brooklyn Life. - Dave] (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, DPC) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/23/2019 - 12:06pm -

Out for a Spin: 1904

Southwark Plumbing: 1949
... the public would not like them. WRONG! (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, Philadelphia) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/03/2017 - 2:21pm -

Southwark Plumbing: 1949

Washington Street Market: 1952
... were wholesale electronic parts dealers. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, NYC, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/16/2019 - 5:38pm -

Washington Street Market: 1952

Bathgate Avenue: 1936
... for their traditional Sunday pasta dinner. If there were cars parked on 173rd, we pushed them out of the way. Spectators lined both ... get to the location?) on the street and some parked cars. The cars which dared to travel through Bathgate Ave. were crawling at 5 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:50am -

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Mayo Man: 1926
... machinery draws the olive oil as it arrives in tank cars, mixes the product, fills, caps and labels the glass jar containers. ... you've heard of the Carpel Tunnel. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, D.C., Natl Photo) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/08/2019 - 2:31am -

Mayo Man: 1926

Pantry Pride: 1941
... as the trusty Shorpy commenters do with trains and cars. That brings back memories We had a walk-in pantry in our basement ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/22/2019 - 8:19pm -

Pantry Pride: 1941
 
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