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1946 Photo of Kids in Jeep

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Cropped version of the bottom photo.

This photograph was published in the April 29, 1946, issue of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s located in the University of Texas at Arlington’s digital archive library.


Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Brooklyn Heights School jeep “test run”. (1946). Retrieved from

“Twenty neighborhood children took a “test run” in a jeep to be used for a carnival at Brooklyn Heights School. Driving the jeep is Jack Scott, and sitting beside him is Howard Victry, president of the school Dad’s Club. The children and Mr. Victry are facing the camera and Mr. Victry’s hand is raised. Published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Morning Edition April 29, 1946.”


2 Comments on “1946 Photo of Kids in Jeep

  1. Barney Goodwin

    I love photos like these! But today Mr. Scott and Mr. Victry would be investigated and, after much hand-wringing and consternation by TV talking heads, would be arrested and charged with Child Endangerment.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Sadly, I don’t think you are far off. On the other hand, every once in a while people got hurt riding in overfilled jeeps. Around 1950 my 17yo father rolled his jeep onto its side in the hills above Salt Lake, dumping a group of friends onto one another. Thankfully, the jeep didn’t roll all the way over.

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