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    The plaid. The hats. I love our American Culture. Keep the pics coming, they are really enjoyed.
     
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    Great old photo collection Ron. Love the old gas stations. Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:
     
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    Awsome,Keep Them Coming.Love those old prints.
     
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    Here is a Dodge dealer from the 1920's and a theatre advertising slide from the 1930's for the same place.
     

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        How about a few of some who are "still standing" but in need of love...
         

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          Man, check out the mountains in the background.
           
        • Ron 73

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          June 1939. "Pushing a car belonging to agricultural day laborer to start it, near Muskogee, Oklahoma."


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          November 1939. "Trucks loaded with mattresses at San Angelo, Texas. These mattress factories use much local cotton."


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          from circa 1959 sent in by a contributor who found it in a thrift shop, and scanned by me. The wagon is a 1957 Chevrolet

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          April 26, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Automobiles at ballpark, opening game, Nationals-Athletics."

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          Washington, D.C., 1922. "J.C.L. Ritter -- Polli Food Products truck."


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            My father took this Kodachrome in Ford Plant 1 in Windsor, Ontario, in 1954. The history of Ford here goes back to 1904 when Model Bs and Cs, and later Model Ts, were built in this complex. The plant was located right alongside the Detroit River at Riverside Drive East and Drouillard Road. The two storey building in the foreground was built in 1912 as office space, and as Ford expanded more offices were installed in the buildings behind. This is where my father worked in management.



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            Circa 1910. "Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan. Highland Park plant."


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            Chicago, July 1941. "Produce market where commission merchants sell to retailers." Photo by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration.


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            Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- Pierce Lumber." An interesting mix of solid and pneumatic tires.

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            Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "McCaully's garage."


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              Please, Feel free to share any you may have, old, or new there all good!
               
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              Magnolia, Massachusetts, circa 1910. "Entrance to the Oceanside."



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              Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "Royal Street looking south from St. Francis."



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              October 1940. Moorhead, Minnesota. "Fox chained to automobile."



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              April 1943. San Augustine, Texas. "A man going to the livestock auction."


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              October 5, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Galen Gough." The war hero and former invalid Galen Gough, known as the "Miracle Strong Man" after recovering from having his head caved in by bomb shrapnel in France.





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                May 19, 1925. "Rogers Curtis Johnson." Headed out for a little spin.


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                Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Oldsmobile sales window." Some of us beyond a certain age might remember the Oldsmobile, or even have driven or owned one.



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                The baritone John Charles Thomas, last glimpsed here, showing his non-musical side.



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                Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Witt-Will Co. truck." The most contemporary manifestation yet of the Washington-assembled motor truck



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                  Detroit circa 1908. "Automobile on waterfront road."


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                  Circa 1905. "Machine car" is all it says on the jacket. It's a Howe. Can it do laundry?


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                  July 1940. "Arkansas farmer now picking fruit in Berrien County, Michigan." Wearing Tuf-Nut overalls.

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                  October 1940. "Grand Forks, North Dakota."


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                  July 1941. "Parking lot, Chicago."


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                    Few more

                    Chicago, July 1941. "Stop light, Michigan Avenue."


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                    Washington, D.C., 1921. "District Oakland Automobile Co. garage, L Street." The Oakland was eventually eclipsed by Pontiac, its "companion make" in the General Motors hierarchy.


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                    Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "A.E. Beitzell & Co. -- Autocar truck." Pneumatic up front, solid rubber in the back.


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                    Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "C & P Tel. Co." The Chesapeake & Potomac telephone company garage, and a fleet of White trucks with solid rubber tires.


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                    San Mateo, California, in 1958. My cousins Gary and Dan standing on the left. My brother doing 110 in his head, and my sister apparently realizing she could have had a V8. Uncle Walt appears to be preoccupied by the little blonde and Aunt Rita has a thermos of Starbucks. Strike that. "Chock Full 'O Nuts." My uncle loved anything with an engine that flew, floated or had four wheels. My brother can be seen in all photos of this era with a Giants cap as they had just arrived in San Francisco that year.


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                      New York circa 1904. "Galveston Flood, Coney Island." The main attraction here was a cyclorama depicting the deadly hurricane that struck Texas in 1900.

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                      Circa 1926. Continuing our back-alley tour of Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co." An urban junkyard.


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                      Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Times property, Vermont Avenue and L Street." The store of tire dealer Lawton G. Herriman, vacated for spiffier quarters nearby.


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                      Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Cap Towel Service truck." Linens for milady.


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                      1923. "R.L. Taylor Motor Co." The service garage of this Washington, D.C., Ford dealer, seen earlier here. Here we are 20 years into the Motor Age yet this still has the look of your local Conestoga wagon repair shop.


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                        Wow Ron, you have so many great pictures. It's neat you had one of Galen Gough. I am distantly related to him and my Grandmother used to talk about him. He literally lost half his brain in WWI and nearly died. He was paralyzed on the right side, but overcame it and turned into a body builder. He used to go on beer only diets for a month at a time as a publicity stunt.

                        Here is a link to an article about him and some more pictures of that same event in Washington D.C.: http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/IGH/IGH0403/IGH0403d.pdf

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                        • Ron 73

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                          Thats something to hear about Galen Gough! Thanks for telling us.. Im glad you like them...
                           
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                          Circa 1917. "Detroit looking southeast along Woodward Avenue from the Whitney Building." Shorpy landmarks here include the Wayne County Building, Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building, Dime Bank and Detroit Post Office.


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                          Detroit, 1916. "Park Boulevard canyon."


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                          Detroit (Highland Park) circa 1916. "Four o'clock shift, Ford Motor Company."


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                          February 1917. "Union Transfer Company truck, German Embassy." The scene at the embassy in Washington after Woodrow Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany, two months before the United States made its declaration of war.


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                          1950s Dad on single thumper BSA. Note the bald front tire.

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