Photo Set: The Early Years of Trucking

Photo Set: Early Years of Trucking
Source: Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 - 1938. / General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1936, photographs - specifications (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Science, Industry and Business Library. General Collection Division.

Trucking and transportation has changed a lot over the years. This week, we reported on Amazon’s plans to deliver packages via drones, and much has been in the news this year about drivers-less vehicles.  Thinking about the future has reflecting on the past and how far we’ve come.

Flickr Commons has a library of images of trucking and transportation throughout the years.  The goal of Flickr Commons is to The “share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives.”

Posted Highway Sign Along Interstate #5 Explains Lack of Highway Lighting Is Due to Energy Conservation 11/1973
Original Caption: Posted Highway Sign Along Interstate #5 Explains Lack of Highway Lighting Is Due to Energy Conservation 11/1973

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-12969

Photographer: Falconer, David

Subjects:
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=555421

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

 

Oakridge Ore. Highway 58

Original Collection: Gerald W. Williams Collection, 1855-2007

Photo Date: 1925

Item Number: WilliamsG: ES_oakridge

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Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.  (LOC)
Delano, Jack,, photographer.

Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.

1942 Dec.

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Proviso Yards.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Chicago and North Western Railway Company
World War, 1939-1945
Shipping
Trucks
Railroad shops & yards
United States–Illinois–Melrose Park

Format: Transparencies–Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 12002-1 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

People driving trucks, loaded with produce! 1925
Original Collection: Food Science and Technology Dept. Photographic Collection

Item Number: P142:482

Image Description: Loaded truck for Farmers and Merchants Motor Transport, Inc., Corvallis, 1925 (Shown on downtown Corvallis street with driver).

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Model H  Reliance - GMC as improved in 191-?  [Oxford Storag...
Digital ID: 480977. Model H Reliance – GMC as improved in 191-? [Oxford Storage Co.].. [191-]

Source: Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 – 1938. / General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1936, photographs – specifications (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Science, Industry and Business Library. General Collection Division.

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[Model T 16 - L 8 in front of Stuart Oxygen Co. loading gas ...
Digital ID: 480998. [Model T 16 – L 8 in front of Stuart Oxygen Co. loading gas cylinders.]

Source: Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 – 1938. / General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1936, photographs – specifications (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Science, Industry and Business Library. General Collection Division.

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[Model T 16 B used for shipping potatoes for Zell Potato Co....
Digital ID: 481013. [Model T 16 B used for shipping potatoes for Zell Potato Co..]

Source: Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 – 1938. / General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1936, photographs – specifications (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Science, Industry and Business Library. General Collection Division.

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Towing the wingless fuselage of the Spirit. Lindbergh in front seat of truck.
Catalog #: 04_02886
Album: 33
Description: Towing the wingless fuselage of the Spirit. Lindbergh in front seat of truck.
Album Name: “”Spirit”” Lindbergh Rohr Collection
Page Number: 35
Repository: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive

Truck driver at TVA's Douglas Dam, Tennessee  (LOC)
Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Truck driver at TVA’s Douglas Dam, Tennessee

1942 June

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Tennessee Valley Authority
World War, 1939-1945
Dams
Construction industry
Trucks
United States–Tennessee

Format: Transparencies–Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 12002-36 (DLC) 93845501

Trucks, West and Desbrosses Sts., Manhattan.
Digital ID: 482586. Abbott, Berenice — Photographer. June 18, 1936

Notes: Code: II.A.2. Heavy trucks backed-up to Pennsylvania Railroad freight station.

Source: Changing New York / Berenice Abbott. (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.

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[Model T16 B K 39    Men loading fruits.]
Digital ID: 481012

Source: Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 – 1938. / General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1936, photographs – specifications (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Science, Industry and Business Library. General Collection Division.

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[Model T 16 A G 46 used for shipping wood.]
Digital ID: 481017

Source: Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 – 1938. / General Motors Truck Company, Pontiac, Michigan, 1936, photographs – specifications (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Science, Industry and Business Library. General Collection Division.

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