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1944 Photo of Jeep at Versailles **SOLD**

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UPDATE: The press photo at the bottom of this post appeared in at least one newspaper, The Daily Banner out of Greencastle, Indiana, on September 4, 1944:

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Original Post August 2014: How’d you like to be the person that drove the jeep to this iconic place?

” 1944 American Jeep Palace Versailles France Press Photo”

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Various Photos on eBay

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These are some random photos from eBay.

1. 1973 in Desert w/ MB:
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2. 1973 Pushing MB in Desert:
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3. A family in 1945 packed in an MB:
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4. 1965 Photo of Deadlined Jeeps:
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5. 1945? Lady Standing Next to Jeep:
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1951 Photo in Kaseong of James Murray on eBay

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It’s a Navy photo of USMC and USAF men. That’s working together!

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“1951 Press Photo Kaesong, Korea, Col. James Murray leaps from jeep at peace talk. This is an original press photo. Kaesong, Korea — Col. James C. Murray, USMC, hops out of his jeep to join Col. Andrew J. Kenney, USAF, (right) as the U.N. Command Liaison officers arrive at Kaesong recently to discuss resumption of military armistice talks with the Communists.Photo measures 7 x 8.5inches. Photo is dated 10-02-1951.”

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1947 & 1948 Ads for Jeep as Farm Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

These two ads were published in the same newspaper a year apart. The 1947 ad highlights the versatility of the farm vehicle and, as an added bonus, its versatility cuts costs. The 1948 ad emphasizes the cost savings, because the jeep is versatile. It’s basically the same message, but with different emphases.

This April 4, 1947, ad from A.B. Clothier & Son in the Oxford Leader highlighted the farm versatility of the Universal Jeep.

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1947? B&W Negative of Men Using Radio on eBay

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No caption. It was part of a box marked “Sept 1947”.

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When inverted in photoshop it looks like this:

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“VINTAGE
– These came to me indirectly from the widow of a professional (press and otherwise) photographer based in the Holyoke MA area
– The negative(s) is(are) original 3 1/4 x 4 1/4” Black & White
– Due to the light box, some images are seen as cut off
– Camera was set to the monochrome for ease of viewing – some color variations may appear on negatives
– These came from a box labelled: Sept 1947 – this does not guarantee accurate dating, though it is assumed to be somewhat accurate

 
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1944 Photo of German Sniper on Jeep on eBay

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The caption suggests that this sniper could be in big trouble, as he was found shooting in civilian dress.

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“as shown …. 7 x 9 .. … vintage original authentic press photo ( most are Army radiotelephoto from Acme Newspictures )

ON THE AXIOUS SEAT:
FRANCE — Perched on the radiator of a jeep, this worried German sniper in civilian clothes holds his neck as he rides to American headquarters after his capture near St. Sauveur Lendelin. There’s good reason for his frights, for under the rules of war he can be shot for sniping in civilian dress. 08/07/44).

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Slide of a CJ-2A or CJ-3A on eBay

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It looks like this has a set of hubs, so this was probably taken in the mid 1950s at the earliest.

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Random Jeep Photos on eBay

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These photos/slides all have jeeps of one kind or another in them and are for sale on eBay.

1. Photo of a VEC CJ-2A:
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2. Photo taken in 1964 of a late model CJ-3B:
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3. December 1959 Icelandic Press Photo of FC Van:
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4. Young man holding a present(?) standing in front of a 1960s Wagon:
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5. WWII(?) Photo of Soldier in Front of WWII Jeep with Wood Enclosure:
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1948 Newspaper Jeepster Announcement

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This August 17th, 1948, ad for the Jeepster was published in the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana.

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1947 and 1948 Comparison of Ads for the Jeep

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Both of these ads from the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana, cover the features of the jeep, but do so in slightly different ways. The March 18, 1947, ad focuses on the job-task utility aspects of the jeep, how consumers can use the jeep. The July 13, 1948, ad is less about what the jeep can do task-wise and more about what it can bring consumers beyond specific tasks, such as great mileage, physical comfort, and convenience. I have not studied other ads to see if this was a general trend in Jeep advertising (in other words, I do not know if this shift directed by Willys-Overland or something Citizen’s Garage did on their own).

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1959 Jeep Cavalcade Slides on eBay

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These slides appear to be from the 1959 Centennial Cavalcade tour, based on the date listed on the eBay description.

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“For sale is a Lot of Nine (9) Vintage Color Photo Slides of 1959 Outdoors Jeep Train Tour Vacation.

Pre-owned condition. I didn’t do any color corrections or touch ups in the preview pictures. May show some slight wear from age. No serious damage.

Please see photos for more details. Photos are part of the description. I make all effort to list any defects or damage in my listings.”

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1944 vs. 1947 Photo Comparison of St. Lo, France

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These two photos were published in the Sullivan Daily Times on June 6, 1947, which was the three year anniversary of D-Day. One photo shows St. Lo, France, in the summer of 1944. The other, taken from about the same location, shows St. Lo in 1947. After wasting far too much time examine the town via Google Earth, my guess is that the bottom photo was take just below a castle near the victim’s memorial, pointed south with the La Vire River along the right hand side.

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1947 Ad For the Jeep as a Service Station Vehicle

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This June 3, 1947, ad published in the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana, highlights the ability of the jeep to be an efficient, low-cost option as a road-service vehicle.

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1947 Jeep Caravan’s Coming to Town

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This July 08, 1947, article from the Sullivan Daily Times announced the upcoming arrival of the Jeep Caravan to the town of Sullivan, Indiana. It was one of four Jeep Caravans traveling the United State at the time.

The caravan consisted of eight jeeps. One was the CJ-2A fire jeep. Four other CJ-2As sported attachments, including an arc welder, a generator, a compressor, and a line of hydraulic lift implements. Based on the pic below, it looks like 2 wagons and a truck, brand new to the line-up in the summer of 1947, rounded out the caravan.

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This July 09, 1947, article from the Sullivan Daily Times announcement was published the next day and featured the CJ-2A fire jeep.

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1961 Slide of a DJ-3A on eBay

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Not the best pic of a DJ-3A.

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Auburn Jeep-A-Trench & CJ-2A Slide on eBay

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That might be a 1947 Luzon Red CJ-2A. An early Auburn Jeep-A-Trench is mounted on the back. One of the fellows is wearing overalls with “Lincoln City Line, Inc.” (Bus/Transit Company) on the back, a company that was based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meanwhile, Auburn Machine Works was based out of Auburn, Nebraska. So, I’d wager that this photo was taken somewhere in Eastern Nebraska, probably in 1947 or 1948.

The Burke-Schneider Motor Company out of Lincoln, Nebraska, was also involved in this event. The company had a Willys dealership, which explains the fellow in the center with his white overalls. As early as December of 1946 Burke-Schneider was advertising the new CJ-2A (perhaps earlier, but I have no evidence).

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1944 Photo of MacArthur in Jeep on eBay

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Here’s another example of MacArthur visiting the troops.

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“Press Photo Douglas MacArthur Jeep Shown forward Area troop Lloyd Lehrbas. This is an original press photo. Douglas MacArthur, in his 4 star Jeep Shown During a visit of his troops in a forward Area, Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 02-02-none.”

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Originally Published August 27, 2017

“1944- General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific, in his four-star jeep on a visit of his troops in a forward area in New Guinea on his birthday. General Robert Eichelberger is driving the jeep and his acting aide Colonel Lloyd Kehrbas is in back.”

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Photo of Paul Revere W/jeep and horse on eBay

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This unusual photo shows Paul Revere, a descendent of THE Paul Revere, standing between his jeep and a horse.

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“This is an original press photo. Paul Revere rides again but this time it’s in a jeep and the Paul Revere is a Braintree, Mass. descendant of the famous patriot of the midnight ride. Revere is shown entering a jeep at his camp in Ayer, Mass. and saying farewell to Duffy, a cavalry horse that Revere rode around the camp before donning his uniform. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1941 Photo of Bantam BRC-40 in Longview, WA on eBay

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Good photo of a Bantam BRC-40 laying in wait during some war games in Longview, Washington.

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“This is an original press photo. Trucks – United States. One of the army’s newest and most lethal weapon carriers is this tiny “jeep” or 1/4 ton truck, mounting a machine gun. Behind the gun is Private Earl Bever and at the wheel is Corporal Anton Stefanski, of the 32nd Infantry of Fort Ord’s 7th Division, now engaged with the defending/Blue forces in resisting the “Red” attack in southwestern Washington. Longview. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 8-21-1941.”

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Photo of Jeep Being Carried by Cable Car on Ebay

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This photo shows a jeep being carried up to the remote city of Valais, Switzerland.

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“This is an original press photo. Air Lift: Iserables, a mountain village with a population of 1500 located in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland, is so completely isolated that it must depend on this aerial cable car to get supplies from the rest of the world. In addition to the jeep, the special attachment under the aerial car has carried everything from a baby carriage to a cow. Photo measures 8.25 x 10.25 inches. Photo is dated –none.”

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1951 Photo Shows Casualty Evac Demonstration on eBay

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What I like best about these images is that the eBay seller takes the time to include the names of the soldiers. You never know when some offspring will search and find the photo and write in the comments, “Hey, that’s my [insert relative affiliation]”.

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“1951 Press Photo Jeep driver and soldier show how jeep can evacuate casualties. This is an original press photo. A jeep can go where an ambulance can’t. Sometimes the large army ambulance cannot be brought in close enough for litter bearers to load a casualty right in the field. In that case, a jeep is used to evacuate the patient. Here 1st Lieutenant Lawrence a. Doherty, Cincinnati, Ohio, and driver Bill Farrell, Houston, Texas, demonstrate the jeep method of removal, with Leonard Bell, Jr., Pigott, Arkansas playing “casualty” for the occasion.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 05-24-1951.”

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Early 1950s Photo of Centralia, WA, Willys Dealer on ebay

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UPDATE: As Mark notes, and I missed, the truck pictured is a 1954 at the earliest, so the pic must have been taken after that.

This is likely a reprint, but it’s still a neat photo. It also show the early “J” logo sign. I’m not a Packard expert, but I’d say based on the grille on the car in the window of the auto shop that this photo must have been taken circa 1954-56.

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1942 Photos of Soldiers, Jeeps, and a C-46 on eBay

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UPDATE: Below you’ll find several press photos showing two different angles of the same loading event from 1942.

This press photo shows less of the original picture than the two images further below:

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This version of the press photo appeared in mid-2014:

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This version of the press photo was put on eBay in early 2014:

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1943 Photo of Jeeps in Tunisia on eBay

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This photo shows soldiers ducking from snipers.

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“1943 Press Photo Soldiers and jeeps, Bizerte, Tunisia. This is an original press photo. World War II – Africa. As these years rolled into Bizerte in their jeeps to capture the city, snipers opened fire and the Yanks took over behind the jeeps and a handy well. Official Signal Corps Radiophoto. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 5-12-1943.”

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1952 Photo M-38s Stuck on the Dock on eBay

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A strike grounded these jeeps before they could be loaded onto ships.

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“1952 Press Photo U.S. Army Jeeps at Caven Point pier in Newark, New Jersey. This is an original press photo. Trucks – United State. Newark, New Jersey. Walkout yesterday of longshoreman on Jersey City waterfront brought loading of these jeeps at Army-leased pier at nearby Caven Point to standstill. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 3-13-1952.”

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