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Photo of Fisher Motors Dealership in Vermont

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Chris noted that this photo is back on ebay. Cool sign!

Fisher Motors out of Brattleboro, Vermont, has an interesting sign that highlighted Willys Jeep, Sales-Service, and Cars & Trucks.

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1943 Photo of the ‘Mechanical Jack of All Trades’

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo was featured in the September 24th, 1943, issue of the Sugar House Bulletin (SLC, UT).

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1944 Photo of Jeep Stuck in New Guinea

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Certainly it isn’t the first jeep to be stuck in New Guinea! This photo included a February 25, 1944, article from the Healdsburg Tribune that updated on New Guinea operations.
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1962 Photo of Men Who Completed Hemet Run

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This April 20, 1962, article in the La Habra Star highlighted Sam Winner, Frances Hughes, and Cruz Gomez, who had recently completed the two-day, 300 mile Hemet Run and camp-out. The planned to followed that up with the Indio Jeep Run in May.

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1943 Photo of Jeep & Grumman aboard Carrier

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Good photo of a stripped(?) jeep maneuvering a Hellcat aboard an aircraft carrier.

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“1943 Press Photo Jeep toying US Navy Hellcat aboard an aircraft carrier. This is an original press photo. Autos – Jeeps – Somewhere off Wake Island – They say there’s nothing new under the sun, but here’s a picture of a Jeep, familiar to all as one of the most useful of the many instruments used in this war to date, at a novel task – that of jockeying a “Hellcat” aboard a carrier. This was one of the “flat tops” used to pummel the Japanese on Wake Island, October 5-6. Note two other similar ships in the distance Photo measures 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Photo is dated 10-15-1943.”

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1943 Photo of Kids Riding in a Slat Grille

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

These kids earned their way to a jeep ride. as described in the January 1, 1943, article in the Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar (what a name!?!).

According to the Caption: “Up the steps of the 24th Street school, Los Angeles, goes an army Jeep loaded with thrilled children. The Jeep was their present to Uncle Sam, a present bought with war stamps from their savings. At the wheel Is Sergt. Virgil Yewell, Stamp sales totaled $11,190.35—a lot of nickels and dimes —and they’re buying more.”

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1959 Photo of Lifeguard in new CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was shared by the Coronado Eagle and Journal on August 27,1959. It shows Lee Tompkins in the driver’s seat demonstrating how the jeep is used by lifeguards.

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1941 Photo of a Ford GP in the Dirt

UPDATE: Joshua notes this is a Ford GP.

The photo was published in the June 12, 1941, issue of the Madera Tribune.

U. S. Army’s celebrated little “jeep” or “blitz buggy* technique, as shown here. Camouflage removed to into a hole under camouflage to provide new fightin ” which seems to go everywhere these days, now goes take picture, during maneuvers at California’s Ft. Ord. Captain William A. Dodds designed mount for .50-caliber gun.

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1944 Article About Soldiers Playing Santa in Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This story reported on May 29, 1944, in the Madera Tribune shares the story of how some soldiers played Santa using a jeep.

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1942 Photo of Radio-Equipped Search Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This September 23, 1942, photo and caption in the Madera Tribune describe the new way of using a jeep with a radio to communicate with a search plane so that crashes can be more easily located.

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Images From eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Below are fifteen images below that are available on eBay.

1. Year? Slat Grille at Gas Station w/ people piled on top:
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2. VEC CJ-2A Image:
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3. Late Model CJ-3B Snow Plowing:
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4. Pan Am Parade Jeep:
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Photo of Jolly Jingle Ice Cream Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

What kid wouldn’t want to be driving a jeep full of ice cream?

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“Vintage Original  Photo
Jolly Jingle Ice Cream Truck Jeep
Little Boy Joe driving the jeep .
Measures approx. 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4”

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1943 Jeep Tires Photo in England on eBay

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Building 2,000 jeeps in 14 days sets an unofficial record.

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“This is an original press photo. Somewhere in England — A heavy maintenance company of U.S. Army Ordnance obviously had America’s ability for automotive production in mind when it decided to set up a Jeep assembly line at a depot in England. On a trial order from Army Ordnance Chiefs for the assembling of 2,000 Jeeps they established something of a record within a fortnight — with Jeeps rolling off the assembly line at the rate of one every 3 minutes. Following pictures show how it’s done. After wheels are unstrapped from the interior of the Jeep, they are brought to this point for inflation of the tires.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-28-1943.”

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1952 Photo of MP Damaged by Shots on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It’s hard to see the damage due to the watermarks.

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“1952 Press Photo Pvt Wilfred R. Chenevert & his MP Jeep in Berlin. This is an original press photo. Credit-UPI-NEA Photo measures 7.25 x 7.75inches. Photo is dated 06-09-1952.”

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Photo of Jeep Jamboree Obstacle Course on eBay.

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Given the date of December 9th (year unknown), this might have been a Texas Jeep Jamboree.

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“This is an original press photo. This rugged stretch was a typical part of the obstacle course “Over hill, over Dale, we will hit the dusty trail —-” Only here the dusty trail appears to hit back! This is a typical stretch of the rugged terrain through which the Jeeps traveled in the obstacle course event of the jeep jamboree. Autos – Jeeps Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 12-09-NONE.”

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1944 Photo of Jeep at Versailles **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

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

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

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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