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1944 Photo of Jeep Crossing Siegfried Line on eBay

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Neat, symbolic photo.

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“1944 Press Photo World War II – American Jeep Crosses Siegfried Line. This is an original press photo. World War II – Through a gap in the “dragon’s teeth” barricade of the Siegfried line goes a Yank jeep. It carries a machine gun. The picture was taken in Germany near Aachen as American forces advanced into enemy territory. United States, Germany, wars. Photo measures 11 x 6.75 inches. Photo is dated 09-20-1944.”

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1951 Photo of Jeeps on Ship to Korea on eBay

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I don’t run across to many photos of jeeps on ships going to Korea.

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“1951 Press Photo American Jeeps on deck in preparation for landing in Korea. This is an original press photo. American troops are ashore at a South Korean beachhead after the fastest amphibious operation in history. Here jeeps are shown lashed to the deck in preparation for the landing. Note other ships on the convoy in the right background. Photo measures 6.75 x 8.5 inches. Photo is dated 5-25-1951.”

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1951 Photo of Hobby Horse on Jeep on eBay

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Unusual mascot.

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“1951 Press Photo 1st Cavalry MPs Near Jeep with Hobby Horse Head Attached, Korea. This is an original press photo. Korean War, United States Troops Recreation: The only “horsey” touch remaining to the 1st cavalry division is said to be this hobby horse head attached to one of the division’s jeeps in central Korea. The Military Police (MPs) are Corporal Ernie Ernie Aguillar (left), Youngstown, Ohio, and Lieutenant John Haskell, Duluth, Minnesota. Photo measures 8 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 04-14-1951.”

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1945 Photo of Jeep in Tokyo on eBay

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It appears someone spent time highlighting the image during or post processing.

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1945 PRESS PHOTO WWII Bomb Damage In Tokyo Jeep Near Rubble  10599  Measures 6.5 X 8 inches”

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Action Traction Truck Ad

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This ad was featured in Oregon’s Hepnner Gazette Times newspaper on March 5, 1953.

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More Pics From Charles

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted some of Charles pics. Here are some more he found.

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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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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

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.

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

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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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