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Early photographs of three commercial trucks: 1939 New York World's Fair Photographic Unit van, Colonial Sand & Stone Company cement mixer and Franklin Simon's delivery truck

New York 1920s-1939 No photographer listed, stamped "49" on the back of each. Originally came from a collection of Manning Brothers photographs. Oblong 4 x 5", black and white, one photo each of Colonial and World's Fair, eight of Franklin Simon's. Light curling and creasing, light soiling on reverse, thumbprints on front of "World's Fair", "Colonial" has correction fluid (?) spattered on it else all good to very good condition. The New York World's Fair van is parked outside of a commercial garage and shows a man climbing up a ladder at the back, each side has two windows, one small and one large, letters blurry on "Photographic Unit". The Colonial concrete mixer photo is undated but truck looks to be from the 1920s, no city listed but the company was from New York. Shows the truck parked on a city street, the driver posing by the door and the last letters on each line of the mixer are cut off in the image. Last, the "Franklin Simon's New York Greenwhich" delivery truck is shown parked in front of the (New York) store, shows close-ups of the truck being unloaded (close-ups show a 1935 license plate), a massive covered wicker hamper is being lowered onto a lift gate, some of these images are light. A total of ten photographs, sold as a lot only.


Book Id: 99-4491

Price: $50.00

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