Walt G

They were just old cars - images of the era

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 OK, here we go again. Since I started the thread that featured classic cars with photos taken post war (but are 50 to 70 years old now since they were taken) I thought it would be nice to have one on all sorts of pre World War vehicles , not just luxury vehicles. By "cars" in the title lets also include trucks in that. Let's see what photographs you have, taken pre-WWII only.

 

Thanks to my friend Greg Wells that came up with a suggestion for the title. So here we go again. Since our fine AACA magazine has only so much room in each issue, we will locate some fun stuff here. Please comment and contribute!

 

Thanks everyone.

 

Walt

 

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"Lets see what photographs you have taken pre WWII only."

 

I never have taken any pre WWll photos.

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My grandmother and her sister with their father's 1926 Chrysler roadster... their uncle's 1922 Essex behind it.

 

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My other grandmother and her 1929 or so LaSalle convertible coupe...(edit Cadillac)....

 

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Sorry, Keiser, I should have put a comma in between the words have and taken.

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The cycle-fendered roadster is a Daniels, made in Reading, Pa.  

 

I think the photo came from the Nassau County police files, as the car I believe was used in a robbery.

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Here is a picture of our grandpa Findlay in his 1927 International truck. He hauled fruit up and down the very steep hills of British Columbia's Okanagan region. When he got this truck he thought it was the greatest because he could carry 100 boxes of apples in a load. Then the next year they came out with front wheel brakes...

 

Peter

 

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14 hours ago, Walt G said:

The cycle-fendered roadster is a Daniels, made in Reading, Pa.  


I assumed Gold Bug so thanks for the ID.

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My grandmother on the fender of her father's Dodge Brothers touring...

 

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These interesting photos were taken at a Baptist Church Picnic in about 1935/36, and include my Mom who would have been about 14/15 at the time (born  in 1921), she is sitting 2nd from left at passenger side, perhaps sitting on a side-mount? Car is I believe 1934 Pontiac. Can anyone imagine today letting 6 or 7 people climb on top of your 2 year old car! i believe the man shown in 2nd photo (a 2nd cousin of my Mom) is the proud owner, and it is his sister on the radiator in 1st picture.

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1 hour ago, Walt G said:

 

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Walt do you know who took the first photo ? 
Very nice shot

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Hey Dodge panel re the photographer of the Mack AC bulldog truck. That photo doesn't say on the back who took it but I also have a side view of a similar  truck in another view ( it was a rack truck and sheet metal was a lighter color but for same oil company ) and the photographer is listed as Chase Commercial Photographer, Newark, Ohio.  The rack, wheels , chassis and cab have elaborate pin striping as well, absolutely superb work . I can't imagine how long it took to stripe that truck when it was new. there is also the name The Wyete Company, Newark, Ohio as well stamped on the back of the photo. My guess is that the truck was used there in that location.

Walt

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1 hour ago, keiser31 said:

My other Grandmother and her 1929 or so LaSalle convertible coupe....

Josephine Braun.jpg

I'm curious about this photo & the year. Was it before or after the "crash"? Stock market, not car. The reason is after the crash, people people went from comfortable/well to do, to paupers & in some cases overnight. Now a LaSalle isn't the most expensive car one could buy then, but that along with the fur coat just strikes me as curious for the time. 

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My Great Uncle, Sam Pendleton. Uncle Sam arrived in France about a week before the Armistice as a member of the 310th Motor Transport Corp. Because he was one of the last to arrive, he was assigned to the Army of Occupation and didn't get home until 1921. He always liked cars and was one of the few members of the family that owned them. I've no idea what this one is.

 

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16 hours ago, George Smolinski said:

I'm curious about this photo & the year. Was it before or after the "crash"? Stock market, not car. The reason is after the crash, people people went from comfortable/well to do, to paupers & in some cases overnight. Now a LaSalle isn't the most expensive car one could buy then, but that along with the fur coat just strikes me as curious for the time. 

Apparently, my paternal Grandfather & Grandmother, whom I never met were wealthy. They owned Braun Lumber Corporation and sold wood to the car companies in and around Michigan. Just prior to WWll, my Grandfather bought up all of the coal they could and pretty much had the market on it during the war. They remained wealthy until their demise. I was looking through some old car photos I had, looking for some 1931 Chryslers for a guy and found this. It is the cover of the WPC Club newsletter and I had it for years. When I scanned it for the guy, I noticed the BRAUN LUMBER sign across the street in Detroit. The ship is the J.T.Wing that my Grandfather owned and used to ship lumber on the Great Lakes. It was the last 3 masted wood vessel to traverse the Great Lakes as a commercial vessel. I think it was used to bootleg whiskey from Canada, too.

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13 minutes ago, JV Puleo said:

My Great Uncle, Sam Pendleton. Uncle Sam arrived in France about a week before the Armistice as a member of the 310th Motor Transport Corp. Because he was one of the last to arrive, he was assigned to the Army of Occupation and didn't get home until 1921. He always liked cars and was one of the few members of the family that owned them. I've no idea what this one is.

 

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That is a 1921-23 Oldsmobile.

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This picture was taken in the City of Toronto in 1917 showing our Canadian Military strength.

Just in case the American's thought of coming across the Canadian  Border like they did in 1812

 

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A great car............one off........V-12 Pierce Factory Special.

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