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1943 Photo of Jeep Crossing Bridge in New Guinea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

That looks like it could be a Slat Grille MB.

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1943 Photo of Jeep Transporting Wounded on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Thats’a full load.

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“1943 Press Photo New Guinea – a jeep & crew transports wounded Allied soldiers
This is an original press photo. Wounded Allied soldiers are shown being carried to the rear from a fighting front in New Guinea. An American (left) and an Australian …. bumper of the jeep.Photo measures 9.5 x 8.5inches. Photo is dated 02-09-1943.”

 
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Squirrel Cage Article and Photo

• CATEGORIES: Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE II: Bob Westerman shared a few cage photos he’s found during his research:

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UPDATE: Dan tracked down this detailed explanation of the Squirrel Cage: http://weaponews.com/weapons/16209-a-system-for-increasing-the-patency-of-the-squirrel-cage-usa.html

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The November 9, 1948, issue of the Evening Star ran a short article on the Squirrel Cage. A February 1949 issue of Mechanix Magazine ran the same photo (and it’s more clear).

The Evening Star photo and caption:

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The Modern Mechanix photo and caption:

 
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1950s? Woman, Jeep & Eskimo Pies Sign on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

Steve shared this ice-cream related photo.

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“WOMAN w ICE CREAM TRUCK JEEP @ GOLDEN STATE DAIRY 50’s photo ESKIMO PIE SIGN
Vintage original snapshot photo, circa 1950’s.
Dimensions: 5″ x 3 1/2″
Condition: Good, surface creases/wrinkles, bit of album paper remnants on back, see scan.”

 
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1943 Photo of WACS in Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Fort Belvoir was happy with the WACs they had and was hoping to recruit more. An article in the July 25, 1943, issue of the Sunday Star covered the recruitment program.

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1941 Photo of Ford GP

This March 02, 1941, photo from the Evening Star appears to show the original Pygmy.

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Boeing’s Aluminum Kid’s Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys

Mario shared these photos on Facebook. The aluminum jeeps were created at Boeing. The are pictured in from of the old Seattle Art Museum (we did field trips there in high school) which is inside Volunteer Park.

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1941 Article Introducing the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Mario shared this article on Facebook from the May 25, 1941, issue of the Des Moines Register. A report describes his experience riding in one and imagines how it might be used. I find the claim that it would go “87-miles-an-hour–without opening it up” a stretch, but that was likely just a propaganda plug.

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Highland Hammock State Park Jeep Trains, Sebring, FL

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

UPDATE: There’s another Hammock State Park postcard on eBay. The original post is from 2013.

“This is a very cool black/white postcard that shows a jeep “Conducted Tour – Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring Florida” It is unused, but has a hand written date of 1955 on the back. It is in excellent condition.”

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Original Post from 2013:
Highlands Hammock State Park ran tour trains from at least 1948 – 1962.  As the first photo shows, they started with a CJ-2A.  It looks like a set of benches on a platform with wheels.  By 1962, the park shifted to CJ-5s.  It also appears they added sides.  I images that was safer.  These are all from the State Archives of Florida.

http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56346

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http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56343

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http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/78488

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1943 Color Photo of Coast Guard Fire Fighting Group

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

How about his neat 1943 photo from the National Air and Space Museum!

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The photo’s caption: “View of four U. S. Coast Guard firefighters dressed in white asbestos suits with helmets and face plates, two riding in a jeep, the other two on the high pressure water pump and hose it is towing, jeep also carries carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, Hall PH-3 in right background, water in left background, 1943.”

 
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1943 Army-Navy Honors Willys Overland

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The CIO News out of Cumberland, MD, published a story on March 15, 1943, about the US Army and Navy honoring the workers of Willys Overland.

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1956 Photo of Jeeps Outside the Reichstag

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo from eBay Germany shows a couple MP MBs/GPWs with some nice tops sitting outside the Berlin Reichstag.

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“Arthur Grimm
Original Foto um 1956 zu einem mir unbekannten Film
Berliner Reichstag
Fotograf: Arthur Grimm
Shot: um 1956 – Abzug: um 1956
Silbergelatine auf Baryt-Papier
Blattmaß: 23,8 cm x 17,2 cm”

 

 
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1945 Article on How to Handle War Surplus

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images, Old News Articles

This July 15, 1945, article in the Evening Star featured a great shot of Ford GPAs. I thought the article was interesting, too. It highlights the challenges of managing war surplus (links to page 1 and page 2 of original article).

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1944 Article “…By Jeep To Alaska Article” (Early One)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Herbert Lanks wrote an article titled “… By Jeep To Alaska” that was published in the February 13, 1944, issue of the Evening Star (published on page 4 and page 5). He’d later write a second, and different, article titled with the same name published in the September issue of Popular Photography.

The article below appears between sets of photos.  The first photo below shows the humble beginnings of the Watson Lake Sign Forest.

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1944 Photos of Jeeps In Mud

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

These photos were published in the November 19, 1944, issue of the Evening Star. It sure was a mess over there at times!

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Matching Original Press Photos:

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1942 Photos of Jeep Farm Tests

This series of photos was published June 14, 1942, in the Evening Star. There’s also a post from 2015 that includes some similar photos. Becky Bergmann in a Ford GP was featured in several.

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There are a bunch of jeep-snow pics on eBay, so thought I’d share an array of them given that a number of you got hit with snow in the last few days.

  1. Color Photo of CJ-2A in Snow (looks like a lefty, but the photo is reversed):
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  2. Modified Jeep in the Snow (photo from Bulgaria):
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  3. Photo from Washington State with a CJ-2A (The woman in the driver’s window looks ghostly):
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  4. MB/GPW Dragging Sled(?) in the Snow: 
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  5. 1962 CJ-5 Photo:
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  6. 1954 Champion Spark Plug Ad with CJ-2A:
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  7. Classis (and reproduction photo) from WWII:
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  8. 1962 Meyer Postcard (Meyer top and plow):
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  9. 1950/51 Delivery Sedan with 4WD:
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  10. Looks like there was a lot of snow, given how much is still on the wagon’s fenders:
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  11. Jeep Wagoneer Ad with Snow (Wife will be safer): 
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  12. 1948 Nicel Ad w/CJ-2A in Snow:
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1944 Article Shares Modified Jeeps From Oklahoma

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Sedan-jeep

The August 20, 1944, issue of the Evening Star shared these jeeps used for War Bond Sales. They were modified by the Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, motor pool. The image with “Jeeps in Civvies” label has been featured on eWillys previously, but I’ve never seen the other two jeeps.

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1949 Jeep Station Wagon Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

I don’t think I’ve documented this ad. I can’t remember seeing one that included a photo/illustration of just the body (lower right corner).

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“Vintage 1949 Magazine Ad For Jeep

A Full Page Ad for Jeep, “The Jeep Station Wagon – a roomy, comfortable passenger car and a practical utility vehicle for family and business errands.” The backside is an article with picture. Also included are pages with articles and an Ad for “Volt Athletic Equipment”.

The Ad measures approximately 13 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. It is in good vintage condition with discoloration due to age. The Ad is kept in a clear plastic bag with cardboard so it doesn’t get bent.”

 
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1944 Parade in Paris w/Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE II: Thanks to Fred for finding a second video, this time in color. Besides the parade, it shows a few remaining snipers in Paris, captured germans, and other events.

I don’t know why, but sometimes the video comes up “video unavailable” within this page. If it doesn’t work, try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1oVABc12js

UPDATE: Thanks to Fred for sharing the video of this event (original link here).

(12/06/2018) Must have been an amazing parade!

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“1944 Press Photo Jeeps & Jeeps on Paris Road 1940s France WWII. You are bidding on an original press photo of Jeeps & Jeeps on Paris Road 1940s France WWII. The thin green lines that show on the photo in the listing are the result of a bad scan & the lines are NOT on the actual photo. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 9/3/1944.”

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California Highway And Public Works Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The May/June 1960 issue of the California Highway and Public Works department periodical included an article of a survey of the Sierra Highway that included a CJ-5 and a wagon.

http://libraryarchives.metro.net/DPGTL/Californiahighways/chpw_1960_mayjun.pdf

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The Jeep Tamer by Arthur Bartlett

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article about Charles Sorenson was published in the Evening Star in conjunction with “My Life with a Jeep” on July 15, 1945. The issue also included a photo of the newly release CJ-2A (which didn’t scan well into black and white).

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1949 Voice of America Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Terry pointed out that this same vehicle, a SPEN self-sustaining motion picture unit, appears in a Willys Industrial Equipment book brochure. Here it is below:

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Talk about a rare jeep. Anyone ever seen one of these (if there are any left). It’s a specially outfitted jeep for the State Department for carrying the story of America to the world. The first pics below were from a September 1949 issue of Popular Science, while the newspaper article was carried in the Sunday Star on Sunday, April 17, 1949.

From the September 1949 issue of Popular Science:
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From the Sunday Star, April 17, 1949:

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1941 Article about the New Jeeps

This article was published in the May 20, 1941, issue of the Evening Star. It’s rare to see a Willys MA in newspaper photos.

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1944 Photo of MacArthur Returning to the Philippines

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was published in the November 12, 1944, issue of the Evening Star.

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