Category: cars

Flamingo, Las Vegas, 1960.

Drive-in restaurant, Los Angeles, 1936. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

The first automated car wash was – where else – in Detroit. It opened in 1914 with the imaginative name of “Automated Laundry.“ It was a luxury service for a luxury good, because the process took all day! The car had to be pushed, by hand, through brash wash components. It was not until the 1950s that the conveyor belt was added.

Taxi drivers outside Grand Hotel, Stockholm, 1940. Photographed by K.W. Gullers.

Main Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1931. Photographed by Walker Evans.

San Francisco, 1953. Photographed by Fred Lyon.

Here’s the earliest sound footage of Paris showing street traffic outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral on October 21, 1928. This was shot with Movietone sound cameras.


Automobiles on the street, Springer, New Mexico

Date: 1912 – 1914?

Negative Number: 011742

Traffic, 1961. Photographed by Simpson Kalisher.

Jaguar, the carmaker, used to be named “SS Cars.” They changed their name after World War II.