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1940 Ford Pygmy Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

The bottom is a more familiar photo. I can’t remember if I’ve seen the top one.

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“1940- Ford Pygmy during testing at Camp Holabird. The Ford Pygmy is the pilot vehicle submitted by Ford Motor Company in response to the U.S. Army’s requirement for a “light reconnaissance and command car” during the military buildup prior to World War II. It is the only known survivor of the original pilot vehicles built by Bantam, Willys, and Ford and tested by the Army. Photo measures approx. 6 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ ”

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1941 Photo of Willys Quad Being Tested on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

Here’s a rare photo.

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“1941- U.S. Troops Testing Willys Quad Prototype Jeep on Rough Terrain. Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”
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1944 Photo with Two Lt. Generals on ebay

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Neat photo.

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“1944 Press Photo Lt. Gen. Walter Kredger Gets In Jeep With Lt. Gen. Eichelberger. This is an original press photo. Lt. Gen. Walter Kredger, commander of the 8th Army, gets in his jeep while Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, who commanded the American forces furing the Papuan campaign, scrambles for a back seat. The two officers were making a tour of an advanced base in the Southwest Pacific after Lt. Gen. Kredger made the presentation of the “Streamer” award to the headquarters I Corps of the 6th Army, which was cited for its outstanding performance in repulsing the enemy on Papua, July 23rd, 1942, to January 23rd, 1943. Photo measures 7.25 x 9 inches. Photo is dated 5-3-1944.”

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Funky Jeep Photo

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This photo appeared in what I think was a 1979 issue of Jeep News (I couldn’t find an exact date). It’s a funky setup!

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1946 Testimontial from John S. Yaryan

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

The writer of this testimonial must have had a very low numbered VEC.

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1951 Photo of New Year Wishes From Scots on eBay

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Nice New Years message from some Scots to the Yanks.

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“1951 Press Photo Scottish soldiers in Korea chalked New Year greetings on a jeep. This is an original press photo. New Year greetings were extended to GI’s by these Scottish soldiers in Korea. They chalked the greetings on the upraised hood of a jeep while waiting for canned food to warm on the engine of the vehicle. The tam wearers are Pvt. Thomas Dunn and Pvt. George Cameron. KW – Troops – UN Photo measures 8 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 01-04-1951.”

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Photo of Army Pictorial Services with Willys Slat MB on eBay

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Neat photo that includes a Willys MB slat grille.

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“WWII Army Pictorial Service Soldiers Jeep Photographer Theater Press Real Photo
MEASURES: 3.5 inches by 5 in.
CONDITION: shows some wear (some staining)”

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Orchard Sprayers By Field Force Manufacturing

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features, Old Images

These documents were in a late 1940s Willys Overland binder.

There seems to be a very slight difference between the two sprayer packages offered by Field Force Manufacturing. One package used a pump with stainless steel non-magnetic plungers that gave the pump higher capacity and more pressure capability. It weighed slightly more, too.

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1944 Photo of Jeep Crossing Siegfried Line on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Neat, symbolic photo.

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“1944 Press Photo World War II – American Jeep Crosses Siegfried Line. This is an original press photo. World War II – Through a gap in the “dragon’s teeth” barricade of the Siegfried line goes a Yank jeep. It carries a machine gun. The picture was taken in Germany near Aachen as American forces advanced into enemy territory. United States, Germany, wars. Photo measures 11 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 09-20-1944.”

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1951 Photo of Jeeps on Ship to Korea on eBay

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I don’t run across to many photos of jeeps on ships going to Korea.

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“1951 Press Photo American Jeeps on deck in preparation for landing in Korea. This is an original press photo. American troops are ashore at a South Korean beachhead after the fastest amphibious operation in history. Here jeeps are shown lashed to the deck in preparation for the landing. Note other ships on the convoy in the right background. Photo measures 6.75 x 8.5 inches. Photo is dated 5-25-1951.”

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1951 Photo of Hobby Horse on Jeep on eBay

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Unusual mascot.

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“1951 Press Photo 1st Cavalry MPs Near Jeep with Hobby Horse Head Attached, Korea. This is an original press photo. Korean War, United States Troops Recreation: The only “horsey” touch remaining to the 1st cavalry division is said to be this hobby horse head attached to one of the division’s jeeps in central Korea. The Military Police (MPs) are Corporal Ernie Ernie Aguillar (left), Youngstown, Ohio, and Lieutenant John Haskell, Duluth, Minnesota. Photo measures 8 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-14-1951.”

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1945 Photo of Jeep in Tokyo on eBay

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It appears someone spent time highlighting the image during or post processing.

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1945 PRESS PHOTO WWII Bomb Damage In Tokyo Jeep Near Rubble  10599  Measures 6.5 X 8 inches”

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Action Traction Truck Ad

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This ad was featured in Oregon’s Hepnner Gazette Times newspaper on March 5, 1953.

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More Pics From Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some of Charles pics. Here are some more he found.

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1953 Photo of M-38A1 and Bobcat on eBay

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Press photo of the M-38A1 next to the “Aero Jeep”, aka the Bobcat, which lost out to MARC’s M-422 Mighty Mite.

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Photo of Bantam T2E1 on eBay

UPDATE: Another version of this press photo is on eBay. See similars one posted on eBay in the past below.

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“1941 Press Photo The Army’s fast “jeep car” with anti-tank gun at Fort Meade. This is an original press photo. As the Army’s first “tank killer” battalion showed off its new fighting techniques at Fort Meade, Maryland, Wednesday, John McCloy, assistant secretary of war, and C.M. Drury, assistant military attache in the Canadian legation, inspected one of the unit’s special weapons. It is the Army’s fast “jeep car,” now equipped with a 37 mm anti-tank gun. United States Army – Equipment – Guns Photo measures 10.25 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 8-28-1941.

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Originally posted 03/09/2017:
1941 PRESS PHOTO WWII Army Jeep 37mm Anti Tank Killer Ft Meade MD 3571  Measures 7.5 X 9.5 inches”

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Originally posted 08/15/2015:

“1941- Assistant Secretary of War John McCloy inspects T2E1 37mm Gun Motor Carriage, mounted on the Bantam BRC-40 Reconnaissance Car and armed with 37mm anti-tank gun, at Fort Mead. Note: Only 11 of the T21Es Version 3s were reported to have been built.”

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Originally posted 05/16/2014:

“1941 Press Photo Asst Sec of War John McCloy & Major CM Drury & a jeep”

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Originally posted 01/31/2014:

This is likely a reprint, but still a good photo of the Bantam BRC-40 T2E1. Here’s a little more information.

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Originally posted 02/19/2014

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5ft x 7ft Print Introducing the Jeep to Mexico @ Auction

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is awesome! Starting bid is $2400, about $2300 over my budget! The auction is in Phoenix, AZ, and happens May 4. I’m surprised to see no bow holders. Looks like the dash plate in a long, single one, and I see no column shift. I’d say this was a mid 1946 or later photo.

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/lot_8354221869

Description: Hugo Brehme (German/Mexican, 1882 – 1954). “Willys Jeep”. Super grand mammoth vintage silver gelatin print. c1945. Printed c1945. Photographer credit on verso. Two photographic sheets joined together and mounted. Fair to good condition; some staining and surface scuffs and scratches, most of which can be mitigated or eliminated with conservation. Frame size: 64 x 86 in. (1626 x 2184 mm). Image size: 60 1/2 x 81 1/2 in. (1537 x 2070 mm). A huge photograph, approximaely 5 feet high by 7 feet wide. An advertisement for Willys Jeep in Mexico. The sign next to the Jeep reads “New or old you can always rely on your Willys Jeep [Nuevo o viejo ud. siempre puede confiar en su jeep Willys]”. PLEASE NOTE this photograph is mounted on board and is very heavy”

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Photo Negative of FC-170 Howe Fire Truck on eBay

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I’ve inverted the photo to give a sense of what it might look like printed.

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“Original factory photograph negative , 8 x 10 , also includes factory envelope , 8.5 x 10.5 , listing is for both items.”

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Several Interesting Photos from eBay Seller

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Darrins, a seller on eBay, has these two photos, plus a few others you might enjoy viewing.

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1946 Photo of Wrecked Jeep on eBay

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The jeep ran into the rear of a lumber truck, injuring a soldier and his girlfriend.

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“1946- U.S. Soldiers Examine the Wreckage of a Willys Jeep on Santa Mesa Blvd. in Manila.Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9”

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1943 Photo of Jeep on Muddy Road in Tunisia on eBay

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This one was published in Life Magazine.

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“Photographer: Eliot Elisofon
Title: “Jeep Skids Across Muddy Tunisian Road”
Size/Media: Approx. 6.5″ x 8.5″ Glossy fiber silver gelatin
Vintage shot of a jeep skidding on a muddy Tunisian road in 1943 by noted photographer Eliot Elisofon while on assignment for LIFE magazine. This image was published on p.18 of the April 26, 1943 issue of LIFE magazine.”

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1944 Photo of Marine Corps Correspondent in Heavy Mud on eBay

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That’s some thick mud! The photo features Staff Sargent Edward Adolphe of 350 West 57 Street, New York City in the jungle mud of Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands.

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“1944- U.S. Marine combat correspondent moving through muddy jungle on Vella Lavella in Willys “Press” jeep.”

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1977 Flood Damages Postal Jeeps

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This photo from 1977 shows some postal jeeps that were caught in a July flood. This was featured on the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum site.

“Postal inspectors were deployed to western Pennsylvania following a devastating flood, which was caused by a massive thunderstorm on July 19-20, 1977. These jeeps, swept away by the enormous force of the floodwaters, were recovered half a mile from the Windber Post Office.”

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UPDATE: Photos from Expedition Sauterelle

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UPDATE II: Thanks to Fred, we have a facebook link to a couple color photos and a link to diaries (in French) thanks to the Guy’s grandson David: http://www.vehiculesmilitaires.com/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=355&hilit=sauterelle

UPDATE: Jalopnik published this story in March 2017 that gives more background to photos Charles forwarded back in 2015 (see pics below). I couldn’t find much info on the trip pat the time.

Jalopnik’s story: https://jalopnik.com/the-incredible-25-000-mile-road-trip-through-africa-tha-1823690388

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