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1944 Photo of General Douglas MacArthur on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Good press photo of MacArthur riding in an GPW.

“1944- Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who personally led his troops in the invasion of Leyte, waves a greeting to his men during an inspection a few hours after the landings.”

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1957 Jeep Jamboree on South Padre Island, Texas

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images

This March 1957 article from Popular Mechanics highlighted the 1957 Jeep Jamboree in Texas. A few days ago a press photo showing the photo of the DJ-3A (just the front of it) landed on eBay for sale. 
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Photo of Jeep Jamboree Event on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: You can view an article in which this photo appeared here. That link also suggests that the date listed for the photo below of Dec. 1958 is incorrect.

I just wish they showed more of the jeep! Is that a “Jeep” Dispatcher logo on the side? (see logo at the bottom). Looks like that jeep could be a DJ-3A. As for the Jeep Jamboree event, this one was help in Texas near South Padre Island. The same photograph below was featured in this article: http://www.ewillys.com/2012/08/25/1957-jeep-jamboree-from-texas/ (It seems I never scanned the article, I only posted the eBay pic, so I will get that done!)

“This is an original press photo. Jeep Jamboree relay race required the driver to bring back to his teammates a pennant that had been erected about 50 feet out in the surf. This fellow chose to keep his car dry and get himself wet by making the retrieval on foot.Photo measures 8 x 10.25inches. Photo is dated 12-09-1958.”

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CJ-3Bs Delivered to Manila

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This photo appeared in the February 1956 issue of Globetrotter. The jeeps were purchased by Manila’s Labor Law Commission.

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1943 Press Photo of Ford GP in China

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

Just a few updates tonight. I got this tele-pic press photo off of eBay for next to nothing.

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This was printed on the back of the photograph

 
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1956 Article on Searchlights for Jeeps

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This article appeared in the February 1956 issue of Globetrotter. A similar article, with just one photo, appeared in the April 1956 issue of Willys News.

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More Pics From Charles

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Here’s another collection of photos courtesy of Charles.

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1942 Photo of “Jeep Ambulances” on eBay

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The caption of this photo describes these as “jeep ambulances”, reminding us that the term jeep was getting applied to a variety of things at this time.

“1942 Press Photo New York new Jeep ambulances demonstrated at Bellevue Hosp.”

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1956 Harney Peak Article & Photos

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

The February 1956 issue of Globetrotter featured a short article about using jeeps to take tourists to Harney Peak in South Dakota. You can see more pics and information about Harney Peak jeeps on a couple other posts.

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Corporal Fredrick Stokes in Japan

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Stephen Stokes was kind enough to share this photo (via David Watson). It shows Stephen’s father, Fredrick Stokes, during his time in Japan with the US Army. The photo was taken between 1946-1948. If the bumper is accurate, it looks to be a GPW.

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Sailing Sahara’s Sands by J. Mortimer Sheppard

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When loose deep sand was encountered, the ‘Jeep’ had to pull both the yacht and the sedan. [ed note … this caption was included in the original article]

This article by J. Mortimer Sheppard appeared in a 1956 issue of the Globetrotter magazine. An author of multiple books, Shepard spent three years traveling around the globe on behalf of Willys as a correspondent in the mid 1950s. On one occasion, described herein, he pulled a land yacht behind a jeep to the Sahara desert so he could sail across parts of Africa, accompanied by his wife and children.

Shepard went on to write an article for Wide World Magazine titled First to Sail the Sahara. An 1800 mile journey with his wife and family in a sand yacht over the Desert in 1956 (it’s also been republished as a book, but this may be a modern item). The second, Sahara Adventure, is an actual book and probably a more complete account of the trip. I’ve just bought it, so I’ll report on it once I read it.

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In many places the ‘Jeep’ was the center of attraction.

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A typical camp scene—time for oiling the rifle and catching up on correspondence.

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1945 Photo of Soldiers Driving Jeeps in the Bronx on eBay

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Quite the crowd!

“This is an original press photo. Driven by discharged veterans who drove jeeps overseas a caravan of jeeps makes its way through midtown traffic to the Bronx. All this to celebrate first over the counter sale of vehicles at Hearns Bronx Store. The department store announced the jeep would sell for $1195.59 delivered in New York City.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-08-1945.”

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1956 Photo of Dispatcher at an Airport

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images • TAGS: .

This photo of a DJ-3A Dispatcher at an airfield shows they went to work for the airlines not long after they began production. This was published in a 1956 issue of Globetrotter Magazine.

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1944 Photo of Ford GPA on eBay

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

Based on the back, this might have been taken in the Spokane area.

“1944 Press Photo Jeep can be car and a boat that goes into water – spx16014
This is an original press photo. JeepPhoto measures 8.75 x 5inches. Photo is dated 01-20-1944.”

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Korean War Era Photo on eBay

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The seller lists this as being a Korean War era photo. Though the jeep appears to be an M-38, I doubt this is from the Korean War. The jeep shown has a license plate on the back.

“Nice old photo. Measures about 4 1/2″ by 3 1/4″. Good to very good condition with some wear – album paper/paste remnants on back.”

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1945 Photo of the “Winter-Proof” Top on eBay

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I’ve seen this photo before, but never an original press photo.

” 1945- Jeep is used by the 644th Ordnance Depot shown with a “winter-proof” enclosure. The plastic top, made entirely of salvaged materials, has windshield wipers, a spotlight and a windshield defroster. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″

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1964 Photo of CJ-3A w/ Full Floating Hubs on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I thought this 1964 photo of what appears to be a stock CJ-3A somewhere in southeast Asia with full-floating rear hubs was surprising to see. Is this something that Willys Export offered?

“Vintage photo of A jeep driver looking back towards the group of people,1964.
Size of photo 9,6″x7,1″ inches”

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More Pics From Charles

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The first four photos are from WWII:

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‘you are now entering germany ‘ a us soldier made a sign on the hood of a jeep (border germany)

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Photo of Jeep Pulling Freight Cars in India on eBay

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Undated newspaper archive photo. Note the blimp overhead.

“Vintage photo of Jeep hauls freight in India.
Size of photo 6.4″ x 4.7″ inches
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Army jeep, versatile scout car used for many purposes, pulls wagons on a railroad siding in
India where U.S. Army service forces are handling supplies just received from U.S. The bantam
car weighs less than a ton while the wagons have a capacity of 20 tons each. people, men, jeep,”

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1944 Photo of Baby Suellen in Italy on eBay

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Interesting photo.

“1944- U.S. soldiers, their trailer loaded with fresh beef, leave cattle farm in the Anzio-Nettuno area of Italy after purchasing and dressing a bull. Note name “Baby Suellen” on their jeep.”

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1957 Photo of Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on eBay

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UPDATE: This photo is back on eBay.

The jeep’s windshield shows belongs to Lynch’s Road Service.

“1957 Press Photo Irish Men in St. Patrick’s Day Parade Jeep in Cleveland, Ohio
This is an original press photo. Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 03-19-1957.”

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1943 Photo of War Bond Promotion on eBay

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The slogan is “Dig Deep” Help Buy A JEEP, but there’s no shovel mounted on that particular jeep.

“1943- Jeep in the hotel lobby at the Young Republican Clubs meeting in Albany used to promote the sale of War Bonds and stamps to buy a jeep. Sign on hood reads “Dig Deep – Help Buy a Jeep”.
Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″

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The *New* Maverick Special

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This February 17, 1960, article from Florida’s Lakeland Ledger introduced the new “Maverick Special” wagon to readers.

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More Pics From Charles

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Police Wedding. Year Unknown.

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1948 Photo of Jeeps Pulling Floats in New Orleans.

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Listed as a 1998 photo, I believe this is actually dated on the back of the photo as being ’48.

“1998 Press Photo New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival floats being pulled by jeeps. This is an original press photo. Carnival.New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated –1998.”

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