Library Collections Research Archives

Many libraries contain images of Jeeps, but few are accessible via Google’s search results. Check your local library to see what they have and let me know! Here are a few libraries and some of their jeep images.

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1944 Sergeant Ruby Chase with her “Buy Bonds” Jeep

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These three photographs can be found at University of Washington’s digital archives. There are a few other jeep photos there as well.

According to the photos, the drive is Sgt. Ruby Chase. She was possibly recruiting young Hispanic women in June of 1944 to help sell bonds.

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http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/social/id/7826/rec/35

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http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/social/id/7822/rec/34

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http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/social/id/7831/rec/33

 
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1948 Photos of Frances Freeman at the Rare Bird Farm

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These two photos were taken at Kendall’s Rare Bird Farm in 1948 showing Frances Freeman. It has since closed, though I have no additional information. Note the odd rear rim.

 
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Barnum-Perry Buys 4 Jeeps

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This 1943 photo from the Denver Public Library’s digital collection shows that these elementary school children were busy. They helped purchase 4 jeeps! There are several other photos from the same event.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll23/id/9467/rec/6

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Australia NSW Library Photos from WWII

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Cam found these photos in the State Library Archives of New South Wales, Australia.

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Ice Fishing on Lake Mendota and More

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These photos come from the Digital Archives of the University of Wisconsin.  You can see all the jeep photos at the UW archives here and enter “jeep” into the search field.

The UW sits on the shore of Lake Mendota, so this photo might not have been taken too far from the University. I never got into ice-fishing when I lived in Madison, but lots of others enjoyed it.

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Copyright Center for Limnology Library

This photo was taken by Pat Hitchcock during her time in the Red Cross. No village or date was mentioned, so I’m unsure if this was during WWII or later.

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These materials may be copied freely by individuals and libraries for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any ‘fair use’ as defined by U.S. copyright laws.

Pat Hitchcock sits in her jeep. “Red Cross Gals” is painted on the windshield. There’s no date on the photo, but I’d imagine given the license plate this was taken in the U.S?

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These materials may be copied freely by individuals and libraries for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any ‘fair use’ as defined by U.S. copyright laws.

No Wisconsin post would be complete without a badger. Here’s an extra-large badger towed by a jeep in 1987.

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A Jeep pulls a large float in the shape of Bucky Badger around the Capitol Square in the 1987 Homecoming Parade. This material may by protected by copyright law (e.g., Title 17, US Code).

 

 

 
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Australian War Memorial Images

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Marc spotted some more Australian War Memorial images. These are all public domain images.

1) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/014793/

1943-05-05. NEW GUINEA. THIS PHOTO SHOWS TALKIE EQUIPMENT BEING FITTED INTO A JEEP WHICH CAN GET TO AREAS WHERE BIGGER UNITS CANNOT. (NEGATIVE BY BROWN & BAGNALL).

National Collection2) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/063079/

SOUTHPORT, QLD. 1944-01-13. A JEEP OF THE 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE, FITTED WITH PETROL DRUM FLOATS NEGOTIATING THE NERANG RIVER. SHOWN ARE: SX28155 SAPPER R. D. SYMONS (1); SX20700 LANCE CORPORAL D. C. HOLLAND (2).

National Collection3) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/061672/

PALANKO, NEW GUINEA. 1943-12. TROOPS OF THE 26TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE RIGGING UP A FRAMEWORK SO THAT THEY CAN HAUL A CRASHED JEEP BACK ON TO THE ROAD.

Australian-War-Image-saving-jeep4) http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/068818/

NORTH OF CAIRNS, QLD. 1944-08-24. CLOSE UP OF A JEEP CAPSTAN ATTACHMENT WHICH WAS USED TO ASSIST THE JEEP UP A STEEP SANDY SLOPE.

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Library of Congress Photos

Buz spotted a variety of photos from the Library of Congress. Here are two of them.

1) Fort Benning Jeep Driver: Fort Benning. Jeeps. Jeep driver — and it takes a good man to put a jeep through all the fancy paces that are in it. This driver is near graduation from the training school at Fort Benning, Georgia.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8b02766/

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2) Loading a jeep onto a transport trailer in Detroit, Michigan. April 1943.

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d15688

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VEC CJ-2A NC State Archives

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Buz spotted this image on Flickr from the North Carolina State archives. You can just make out the tools indents and the front bow holder.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/north-carolina-state-archives/3115325113/

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Mr. Rather and His Dogs and Jeep

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Walter Hill, the director of the Horry County Museum, forwarded these pics from the Museum’s archives. Great images!

“Mr. Prather owned a service station in Myrtle Beach as well.  He lived in a community on the Waccamaw River/Inter-coastal Waterway called Socastee, not far from Myrtle Beach.  Anyone familiar with the area may be familiar with the Socastee Turn Bridge that allowed road traffic across the Inter-coastal Waterway and river traffic down the Inter-coastal Waterway.

Most of the pictures in this collection appear to have been taken near the end of WWII (some images in the collection show GI’s boarding the bus at the Draft office in Conway) up to the early fifties, judging by the automobiles in the pics.  One picture shows a license tag on the jeep and I want to say it says 1952.  Maybe better eyes can tell if I am correct or not.”

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Truman Library Jeep Photos

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Buz unearthed these two jeep related photos in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum online collection.

1) Mascot of 4026th Army Signal Photographic Battalion Sits in Jeep

A monkey named “Lady” who was the mascot of the 4026th Army Signal Photographic Battalion, sits in a jeep, somewhere in the Philppines. Donor: John Paxton.

 

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2) Secretary Pace Talks with People in a Jeep

This photo was taken circa 1952. There isn’t a description.  It is one of the nicer Military Police Jeeps I’ve seen.  The door is particularly unusual.

 
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Jeep Pics at the Denver Public LIbrary

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I was looking for something, can’t even remember what at the moment, when I ran across this picture of jeeps at a race in Cripple Creek, Colorado, on Hemmings.  That lead me to the Denver Public Library Digital Collections where I found a variety of pics.

Here is one image of kids on a jeep as part of a war bond effort.

http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll23/id/9467/rec/7

Here is a second photo:

http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll23/id/9461/rec/8

The caption on this photo notes these men are wounded vets and are touring the Gates Rubber Plant in Denver.

http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/36084/rec/20

Here are some post war jeepers exploring mining areas in Colorado in the 1950s.

http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/14795/rec/23

 
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Toledo Lucas County Library Jeep Images

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The images I shared last night came from the Toledo Lucas County Library.  If you have some time, check them all out here.
http://images2.toledolibrary.org/getdcdata.asp?typesearch=keyword&key=jeep&B1=Search&how=cp 

This is a beautiful shot of a 6×6:

Willys 6×6, year?, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, obtained from http:///images2.toledolibrary.org/.

 

 
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Toledo Lucas County Library

These images came from the Toledo Lucas County Library.  If you have some time, check them all out here.
http://images2.toledolibrary.org/getdcdata.asp?typesearch=keyword&key=jeep&B1=Search&how=cp 

 

 
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Jeep Images from New Caledonia

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From the Library of Congress comes these images I haven’t seen previously.

1. Heavy weapons combat car showing arrangements for gun and shells in New Caledonia.  Permanent Link. Reproduction Number: LC-USW33-027842-ZC.

2. A one-and-a-half ton truck with wrecker mount pulling in a jeep during maneuvers somewhere in New Caledonia. Permanent Link. Reproduction Number: LC-USW33-027852-Z

 
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Santa favors the Willys MA over the Red Sleigh

UPDATE:  Brendan noted that this is indeed a LOC image. Here is a link to this image and others http://www.history.army.mil/photos/Holiday/wwii.htm.

I suspect it was just easier to stick the tree in the MA rather than his sleigh?  It’s a great pic.  I found this during an image search, but I could not locate the source.  It looks like a Library of Congress type of image.  If anyone knows of the source, please let me know so I can properly credit it.

 
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2 Early Jeeps from the Library of Congress

Here are shots of a Willys MA and Ford GP from the Library of Congress.

Willys MA

Ford GP

 
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Just for fun, here are a couple Jeeps ‘in flight’ ….

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From the Library of Congress

From the Library of Congress

 
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Roosevelt, Morocco & an MB

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Here’s a couple images from the Library of Congress showing President Roosevelt cruising the American troops in Morocco.

Here’s one image:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8e01227


Here’s a second image: morocco2: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8e01229

 
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V for Victory — Anthracite Rallies in 1942

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In this image, a large number of jeeps have been parked on a baseball field.  The headlights display a V for victory. I searched for other pics or other information about these rallies, but didn’t stumble onto anything.

According to the Library of Congress, this is an Anthracite rally.  The Jeep headlights form V for victory at a night rally for Pennsylvania anthracite miners in Wilkes-Barre on September 29th, 1942. Similar rallies were held in other anthracite area cities from September 28th through October 1st 1942.

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Airfield Security during WWII in Hawaii — LOC

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I really like the composition of this image.  One thing I had not seen before was a gun mounted to the windshield.  I guess they didn’t drop the windshield?

“Four men in a jeep at the Dusty Hollow Training Center included the following members of an airfield security detachment in Hawaii. Front seat (left to right): Private Lester H. Howell, Statesville, North Carolina and Private First Class Thomas Irvin, North Ashville, Tennessee. And rear: Private Arthur W. Blakemore, Saint Louis, Missouri and Private First Class Donald Wilson, Sanford, Florida” — Library of Congress

 
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Pics from Fort Riley, Kansas

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These images of maneuvers out of  Fort Riley, Kansas, are some of the most calvary-like jeep pics I think I’ve seen.  I suppose the older army cavalry hats contribute to that, too.  These are all shot by photographer Jack Delano and hosted at the Library of Congress.

I seem to have the wrong LOC links, so I’ll have to grab them tomorrow and add them.

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Rubber Drive during WWII

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According to the Library of Congress, there was a serious scarcity of crude rubber, so reclaimed rubber made from scrap was required to meet demands. All Americans were encouraged to donate used or worn out rubber articles to the nation’s scrap piles.

As part of that campaign, Judy Canova, star of stage and screen, opened her personal salvage drive for scrap rubber in September 1942 by donating her personal slingshot to the drive.  Behind here is an image I’ve seen before, but I’ve never seen it used as part of the ‘Save Rubber’ campaign.

 
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Jeeps in Production

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Here are 3 images taken by Alfred Palmer in December of 1941.  These three photographs were taken at the Toledo Willys Plant. There are other images that show the machines used to manufacture parts, but I didn’t really find them very interesting.

Library of Congress Link for the below photo

Library of Congress link for the below photo


Library of Congress link for the below photo

 
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Australian Troops in New Guinea

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Here some pics of Australian Troops during WWII from the Library of Congress.

Taken in March, 1943, In New Guinea.  This Willys serves as an ambulance for Australian troops in New Guinea. Library of Congress

Here’s some troops navigating through some muck. This convoy is carrying military chiefs and cabinet ministers on a visit to battle areas in New Guinea. Air Vice-Marshall G. Jones is shown in the leading vehicle during the tour of the convoy.  Library of Congress

This image might not be Australian Troops, but it is supposed to be taken in October of 1942 in Australia.  Library of Congress.

Soldiers, wounded in the fighting in New Guniea, are carried to a base.  Library of Congress.

This was taken in March of 1943.  Australian troops and supplies go to the front line at Buna.  Library of Congress.

 
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Coast Guard Anti-Saboteur Patrol

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I haven’t seen too many Coast Guard Willys Pics.  According to the Library of Congress, here’s one from April 1943.

The Library of Congress’ caption to this photo is:  Coast Guard anti-saboteur patrol. Vital cargoes of war supplies for America’s far-flung battle lines must also be protected on the docks and piers from enemy attempts at sabotage. The Coast Guard now uses jeeps with armed Coast Guardsmen maintaining vigilant waterfront patrols.