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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

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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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  1. This FC appears to have a custom camper:
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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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Year? Press Photo of DJ-3A on eBay

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I’ve seen full-color postcards of this image (see bottom image), but not a black & white press photo. Seller lists this as a 1954, but I doubt it was any earlier than late 1955.

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“Original factory photograph , 8 x 10 , original factory stamp on reverse , ” Kaiser Willys Motors , Toledo , Ohio” ”

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Postcard:

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1957 Press Photo of Mine Detector eBay

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UPDATE: Another example of this photo was posted to eBay back in 2014 (see photos at bottom).

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“1957 Press Photo Edmond Kulanski checks a jeep-mounted mine detector in Virginia. This is an original press photo. Mine “Sweeper” Fort Belvoir, Va.: Developed by the Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, this jeep-mounted mine detector is checked by Specialist Edmond Kulanski, of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The device automatically stops the vehicle when it locates a buried mine. The movable search-head can be controlled by the driver of the innovations worked out by the military and civilian scientists engaged in vital research for the U.S. defense establishment, which offers unlimited opportunities for qualified applicants. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches. Photo is dated 03-14-1957.”

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1942 Photo of Ford GPs in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on eBay

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Here’s evidence of Ford GPs in Brazil.

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“1942 Press Photo American Jeeps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is an original press photo. “Jeep” cars of U.S. manufacture pass through a Rio de Janeiro street February 13, as Brazilian War Minister General Gaspar Eurico Dutra reviewed units of Brazil’s motor-mechanized forces before their departure for Recife. (Brazil – Defense). Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 02-13-1942.”

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1944 Photo of Ford GP(?) At a Beach on eBay

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Looks like a Ford GP to me.

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“1944- A U.S. Army soldier in a jeep watches a Piper J-3C 65 Cub, re-designated L-4 Grasshopper, liaison plane take off from a gravel road. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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Tim’s Father-In-Law Edward Gentile in Cuba

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Tim shared this photo.

“I just saw this picture for the first time last night.  We were at my father-in-law’s house, Edward Gentile, from RI,  looking through his old Marine photo album from 1950-54.  This picture is him driving on the Marine Base in Cuba checking the outside perimeter in 1951.  It looks to be a WWII Jeep.  He turns 88 Easter Day.

Sad to say, and hard to believe, but we are now at a point in history where we have not only lost most of our WWII veterans, but we are now even losing many of our Korean War vets. Both my dad and my step-father served during this time and neither is with us any longer.”

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1947 Photo of Johnnie Price Headstand CJ-2A on eBay

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That’s some skill right there!

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“1947 Press Photo Johnnie Price baseball entertainer head down on Jeep. This is an original press photo. Johnnie Price. Photo measures 8 x 9.75 inches. Photo is dated 06-01-1947.”

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1940 Photo of Ford Pygmy on eBay

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This is a great press photo.

“1940- Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy, during initial testing after delivery to the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps at Camp Holabird in Baltimore on November 23.Photo measures approx. 7 1/4″ x 10”

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1942 Photo of Women in Bantam BRC40 on eBay

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Amazing that many folks can fit inside.

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“1942 Press Photo Group of girls driving a jeep drove pass 16-inch shells stack. This is an original press photo. Women At Home On The (Firing) Range Women who just a short while ago thought of a range as something to cook on and powder as something to pat on their faces are now doing the work of men on the firing range at the Army Ordnance Department’s providing grounds at Aberdeen, Md. They don’t just fool around with the light work, either. They fill shells with powder and prime them. They run huge cranes to assemble the big guns. And they load, clean, and fire everything from Garand rifles and Tommy guns to the big railroads guns. A group of the girls riding the range in a Jeep pass a huge stack of 16-inch shells. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-06-1942.”

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1942 Photo of Maj. Gen. Jacob Devers in Willys MA on eBay

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Interesting discussion on peep vs. jeep within the caption. The caption claims it has been misnamed “peep”, but then claims it has been erroneously called a “jeep” and that a “jeep” is a larger vehicle (Command Car). As we’ve discussed earlier, there was a great debate about the proper term for the vehicle.

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“WWII Maj. Gen. Jacob Devers in Willys MB Jeep Original Press Photo”

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1944 Photo of Jeep Carrying Wounded on eBay

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Maybe it’s a poor scan, but the photo doesn’t appear to clear.

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“1944 Press Photo American Corps Medical Jeep carries wounded soldiers. This is an original press photo. American medical corps jeep, bringing wounded GIs back from fighting lines on Duren sector of Cologne front, jogs slowly along rutted and . One medic carries Red Cross flag as he rides on hood in front of stretcher borne patients. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Photo is dated 12-14-1944.”

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1951 Photo of Jeep Race in Argenteuil, France on eBay

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The French didn’t waste any time launching jeep races!

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” vintage photograph of a Jeep cross in Argenteuil, France 1951
photographer:?
dimension: 12,5 x 17,3 cm, 5 x 7 inches”

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1963 Slide of Family & CJ-2A on eBay

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Nice vintage color slide taken in September of 1963. Looks like a CJ-2A that’s been modified with a bench seat.

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“VTG 1960s 35MM PHOTO SLIDE SSEP63 Red Jeep With Driver and Passengers”

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1945 Photo of Stars & Stripes Jeep on eBay

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This photo comes out of Iceland and the caption translation is a little rough.

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“Passengers “as tired and womenswear my stero out. Sir revealed to be three American war correspondents, who performed a quick drive with their vehicle from Oslo. If anledninren the journey, how they.”

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1968 Snow Bunnies jeep Ad

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The 1950s jeeps were built for work. The 1960s jeeps were built for fun, as this 1968 ad from the Norwalk Hour attests.

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Old Photo of Squamish, BC, Jeep on eBay

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The seller believes this photo is from the ALCAN, but the photo is blank on the back, so I’m not sure why the seller thinks this. Squamish is just north of Vancouver and closer to San Francisco than Dawson Creek. Still, it’s a neat old photo. (Squamish has been used as a film location substitute for Seattle-area-based movies like the Walking Tall remake).

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“PLEASE SUPERSIZE ALL IMAGES OF THESE WONDERFUL AND GENUINE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORLD WAR II AND THE BUILDING OF THE ALCAN HIGHWAY THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA, YUKON AND ALASKA. CIRCA 1940’S. THIS CLEAR AND CRISP PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS:
1) A SUPERB IMAGE OF A WILLY’S WAR TIME JEEP CONVERTED INTO A ENTREPRENEUR FROM SQUAMISH BRITISH COLUMBIA. EMPIRE MILLS LIMITED SQUAMISH B.C. IS PAINTED ON THE SIDE OF THE VINTAGE 4X4”

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