Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles
I am joining in with Cee’s Black & White Challenge, but with an emphasis on Photoshop® rather than my own photography.
I did take this first picture — a textile-related vehicle.
But all of these other pictures are ones I inherited last year. I didn’t take them myself, but I scanned them and restored them (somewhat) myself. They are all about 2.5 by 4 inches in size, so scanning them at 600 dpi enlarged them and revealed more detail. They have all been through at least one flood and at least 25 years sitting in a garage, so they are in bad shape. They are so old and so cool I just couldn’t resist including them. You can click on them to see larger images.
I don’t know anything about cars, so if you know the year or model of any of these, I would love to hear from you in the comments!
This last one is not a car or truck, but where else could I put a rickshaw picture?
To see more photos of cars and trucks (actually taken by the people who post them), visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge!
Love the pictures. I’ll ask Dad to look at the “unknown” car. The best one is the “running board figure”.
I hope he can identify a few of them. I need to train our dogs to sit on the running board of the ’57 truck!
Those are so amazingly cool!!! I love b/w and sepia photos…total nostalgia!
I love them too, and I am so happy to be able to digitize them and keep them for the future. I only wish I could sit down with Aunt Millie, whose collection these are from, and find out who these people are. Some of them, like the rickshaw people, are definitely not family members, and they never show up in another picture! I need to know their stories!!! 🙂
You have some awe-inspiring photos for this week’s cars and trucks. Marvelous post. Thanks for playing.
Thank you so much for hosting and all the work you put in to all of your challenges! It is always fun!
Me and Lefty agree, running board accessory hahaha These are great.
I should have known you would like the dog best! 🙂
I too have lots of family B/W photos. The car with dog on running board I believe is an Oldsmobile. My Mom’s family had one and the brief photo looks quite similar.
Thanks! I don’t think that dog turns up in any other photos. I would love to know the story behind this photo! 🙂
Amazing photos, thanks for sharing! They would all make excellent subjects for paintings, drawings or art quilts!
Weren’t they designed so beautifully back then? Someday I am going to do a series based on dashboards of the thirties and forties, I love that era in design.
Dashboards! That is an awesome idea! That would make an awesome photography exhibit too!
This is a wonderful collection of photos. You’ve restored them beautifully. I hope someone can give you more info about the vehicles 🙂
Thank you! I am mostly interested in what years they are from — my dad, born in the ’30s, said to me, “They are from way before my time!” He was guessing the 19-teens and -twenties.
Those are some great pix!
I want to know where the drivers of all those cars parked were. Bunches of people are heading somewhere. Maybe they were seeing Rock City http://www.seerockcity.com/. Anyone who has driven in eastern Tennessee has seen that attraction advertised on the side of barns.
I know! Any group of people who can park that straight and that close together (especially with the standard transmissions and steering they had back then), must be up to something nefarious. And what about the photographer? What was he doing, high up on a slope, observing the gathering?
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