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1945 Photo of Jeep Exiting a “Water Buffalo” Amphibious Tractor on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great photo.

“1945 PRESS PHOTO Army Jeep Coming Out Of Amphibious Water Buffalo Tractor 4494 Measures 7.5 X 9.5 inches”

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‘Jeep’ Traveller Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Scramboleer Dan took the time to assemble these vintage newspapers ads for the Traveller (sorry it took me so long to get these posted!).

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October 1, 1959, pg 15 of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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October 24, 1960, pg. 12 of The Honolulu Advertiser

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October 25, 1960, pg. 13 of Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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A few years later we have some used Willys prices:

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Some prices from the December 18, 1963, pg. 35 of the Honolulu Advertiser

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This Capitol Chevy ad is from the Salem Statesman-Journal circa 1965-1966.


 
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1945 Photo of Jeep on Guam on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Looks like a photo op.

“1945 PRESS PHOTO Road Signs From Oil Drums Guam Jeep 4473 Measures 6.25 X 8.25 inches”

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Year? Photo of Jeep Driving onto a Float on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It’s dated Nov 29, 1940, which is highly unlikely given this version of the jeep hadn’t been built yet. I’d guess more like late Nov 29, 1942 is more likely.

“1940 Press Photo US Military Men Directing Jeep on a Float. This is an original press photo. US Military men directing jeep on a float.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 11-29-1940.”

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1941 Photo of Bantam BRC 40 in Tennessee on eBay

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

This is already at $70!

1941- U.S. soldier driving a Bantam BRC-40 jeep through a creek during maneuvers in Tennessee. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″.

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1943 Press Photo of Ford GPAs in River on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Another press photo from the Ford GPA tests.

“1943 PRESS PHOTO Army Ford Amphibian Peep Rouge River Detroit 4294 Measures 6.5 X 9 inches”

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1941 Photo of Canadian’s Testing Willys MA on eBay

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

Great photo.

“1941 PRESS PHOTO Canadian Officers In US Army Jeep Baltimore MD 4259 Measures 7 X 9.5 inches”

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1942 Photo Documenting Army Giving Navy Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The Army presented this jeep to the Navy in 1942.

“1942 PRESS PHOTO Army Gives Navy Jeep Combat Car Adm Chester Nimitz Rides 4280 Measures 7 X 9.25 inches”

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1948 Photo of King of Greece in Jeep *SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The King of Greece and his family in a WWII jeep.

“1948 Press Photo King Paul and Family Stroll Around Tatoi with American Jeep. This is an original press photo. King Paul of Greece takes his family for a ride in their American made jeep during a relaxing moment at their country home at Tatoi in the Hills near Athens. In the front seat with him is Queen Frederika and in the back are their three children. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 10-16-1948.”

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1941 Photo of Bantam BRC-60 on eBay

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

Nice shot of the curved grille.

“1941 PRESS PHOTO Army Midget 1/4 Ton Car Jeep Fort Benning GA 4283 Measures 7.5 X 9.5 inches”

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1944 Photo of Jeeps in France on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is one of eight photographs.

“All EIGHT photos are shown below both front and back average size 4.5 x 6.5 inches,”

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More Photos from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

More pics courtesy of Charles.
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1943 Photo of Ford GPA on eBay

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

I don’t think I’ve seen this one in a press photo.

“1943- Ford GPA amphibious jeep at the Ford Motor Company plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9”

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1945 Photo of Toy Jeep Given for Jeep Bond Sales

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This June 14, 1945 photo shares the news that some kids in Florida received toy jeeps in exchange for selling the most war bonds.

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1944 Photos of the Coast Guard Invader Jeep

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1. This one was on eBay. It also appeared in the March 27, 1944, issue of the News-Journal out of Mansfield, Ohio.
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“1944- U.S. Coast Guardsmen demonstrate new “Invader” jeep, which can carry 10 men and travel up to 60 miles an hour. The Invader is made by sawing a standard Jeep in half and adding three feet to the middle. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”
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2. UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. This photo sold in early 2015. It was taken 3/17/44

Here’s a great shot of the Coast Guard of Invader Jeep. It was stretched three feet to accommodate more people. The text “The Coast Guard Invader” is just visible along the side. Here’s an example of one at a museum in New Jersey.

“944- At a Coastguard Station on the Atlantic Coast, U.S. Coast Guardsmen demonstrate new “Invader” jeep, carrying 10 men and traveling up to 60 miles an hour over sand.”

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The photo of the stuck jeep shown below is meant to demonstrate why the Coast Guard created the “Invader Jeep”. Designed to carry 10 people, the caption explains why it will navigate sand better.

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Here’s an example of the “Invader Jeep” from the G503 page (see more here). Compare the below pic to the restored “Invader” at the New Jersey Museum.

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The Universal Jeep Booklet, II

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

Here’s the second half to the Universal Jeep Booklet. The pages I shared yesterday are underneath these. I’ll get them reordered at some future point.

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Delaware Aqueduct CJ-5 From 1957

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Unusual

Paul spotted this photo of a CJ-5 used to navigate the length of the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct in 1957, still the longest tunnel in the world (construction photos). This was the last time the tunnel was navigate in its entirety. Because of the knowledge gained during their survey, the last living member of this party, Victor Feigelman, was consulted on the state of the tunnel up until his death in 2016.

If you zoom into the area just above gas inlet you’ll note the warning: USE WHITE GAS –ONLY–. The need to limit effluents inside the tunnel also explains the odd exhaust setup.

From Wikipedia, the Delaware Aqueduct … takes water from the Rondout Reservoir through the Chelsea Pump Station, the West Branch Reservoir, and the Kensico Reservoir, ending at the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, New York. The aqueduct was constructed between 1939 and 1945, and carries approximately half of the New York City water supply of 1.3 billion US gallons (4,900,000 m3) per day. At 85 miles (137 km) long and 13.5 feet (4.1 m) wide, the Delaware Aqueduct is the world’s longest tunnel.

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1942 Photo of Early Alaska Highway Bridge on Ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I sure hope they’ve updated this bridge!

“You are bidding on an original press photo of Truck & Jeep Cross Pontoon Bridge Alaska Highway Construction. Photo has some waving due to too much glue being used to attach the information sheet onto the back of the photo. If the photo in the listing shows any thin green, red, yellow and/or blue lines, they are the result of a bad scan & the lines are NOT on the actual photo. Photo measures 7 x 8 inches and is dated 9/3/1942.”

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1944 Photo of Cameraman Shooting Movie in Burma **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I bet there is still a bunch of WWII raw footage buried in archives.

“This original WWII photo is identified as – CBI – 44-60780. Sgt. Nicholas A. Ackerman, Beverly Hills, Calif. Signal Corps cameraman shooting a movie story on yhr Burma Road from back of a Jeep. 30 Sept 1944 – Photog: T/ sgt Greenburg.
A great an clear photo with natives in the shot. This US Army Signal Corps photo is in good condition and measures 8″ X 10″. A nice World War Two photograph.”

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1941 Photo of Mule Pulling Bantam BRC-60 on eBay

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

UPDATE: Blake points out this is a Mule and not a horse.

Steve forwarded this interesting photo of a mule pulling a Bantam BRC-60 across a river.

“1941 Press Photo Horese-Drawn Jeep across water at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This is an original vintage press photo. Horse-drawn Jeep at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.Photo measures 7.75 x 5.75 inches. Photo is dated 03-24-1941.”

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1950 Photo of “The Eyes of Korea” Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

An appropriate name for a photography jeep.

“This is a Type I Original News Press Wire Service Photograph.Size is 6″ x 8″. We are excited to offer photographs which are now available to the public after years inside photo archives. These are rare pieces of history from preiods of time which can never be repeated. Our hope is each photograph finds the perfect home! We combine Shipping in multiple items. Please request an invoice before you pay. This gives us a chance to combine purchases.”

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1943 Photo From New Caledonia **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“1943- U.S. Troops driving a jeep, the wrong way, down street in Noumea, New Caledonia. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”

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1943 Photo of Drive Anna Weiss & Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Give her props. Anna Weiss doesn’t look like a mother of eight (ages seven to seventeen)!

“WWII Female Jeep Driver Anna Weiss & 320th BG B-26 “Dina Mite” in Dodge City Press Photo”

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1942 Photo From New Guinea of Soldiers Pushing Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Soldiers sure spent a lot of time pushing jeeps!

“1942- U.S. Soldiers push a Jeep across one of the many streams blocking the Kokoda Trail as they move through the Owen Stanley Mountains. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9”

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1941 Photo of Jumping BRC-60 on eBay

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

Speaking of Bantams ….

“1941 Press Photo Jeep Jumping at Fort Augusta, Georgia. This is an original vintage press photo. Jeep jumping at Fort Augusta, Georgia. Photo measures 7.75 x 5.75 inches. Photo is dated 01-24-1941.”

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