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1943 Color Photo of Coast Guard Fire Fighting Group

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

How about his neat 1943 photo from the National Air and Space Museum!

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The photo’s caption: “View of four U. S. Coast Guard firefighters dressed in white asbestos suits with helmets and face plates, two riding in a jeep, the other two on the high pressure water pump and hose it is towing, jeep also carries carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, Hall PH-3 in right background, water in left background, 1943.”

 
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1943 Army-Navy Honors Willys Overland

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The CIO News out of Cumberland, MD, published a story on March 15, 1943, about the US Army and Navy honoring the workers of Willys Overland.

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1956 Photo of Jeeps Outside the Reichstag

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo from eBay Germany shows a couple MP MBs/GPWs with some nice tops sitting outside the Berlin Reichstag.

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“Arthur Grimm
Original Foto um 1956 zu einem mir unbekannten Film
Berliner Reichstag
Fotograf: Arthur Grimm
Shot: um 1956 – Abzug: um 1956
Silbergelatine auf Baryt-Papier
Blattmaß: 23,8 cm x 17,2 cm”

 

 
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1945 Article on How to Handle War Surplus

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

This July 15, 1945, article in the Evening Star featured a great shot of Ford GPAs. I thought the article was interesting, too. It highlights the challenges of managing war surplus (links to page 1 and page 2 of original article).

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1944 Article “…By Jeep To Alaska Article” (Early One)

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Herbert Lanks wrote an article titled “… By Jeep To Alaska” that was published in the February 13, 1944, issue of the Evening Star (published on page 4 and page 5). He’d later write a second, and different, article titled with the same name published in the September issue of Popular Photography.

The article below appears between sets of photos.  The first photo below shows the humble beginnings of the Watson Lake Sign Forest.

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1944 Photos of Jeeps In Mud

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

These photos were published in the November 19, 1944, issue of the Evening Star. It sure was a mess over there at times!

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Matching Original Press Photos:

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1942 Photos of Jeep Farm Tests

This series of photos was published June 14, 1942, in the Evening Star. There’s also a post from 2015 that includes some similar photos. Becky Bergmann in a Ford GP was featured in several.

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There are a bunch of jeep-snow pics on eBay, so thought I’d share an array of them given that a number of you got hit with snow in the last few days.

  1. Color Photo of CJ-2A in Snow (looks like a lefty, but the photo is reversed):
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  2. Modified Jeep in the Snow (photo from Bulgaria):
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  3. Photo from Washington State with a CJ-2A (The woman in the driver’s window looks ghostly):
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  4. MB/GPW Dragging Sled(?) in the Snow: 
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  5. 1962 CJ-5 Photo:
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  6. 1954 Champion Spark Plug Ad with CJ-2A:
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  7. Classis (and reproduction photo) from WWII:
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  8. 1962 Meyer Postcard (Meyer top and plow):
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  9. 1950/51 Delivery Sedan with 4WD:
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  10. Looks like there was a lot of snow, given how much is still on the wagon’s fenders:
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  11. Jeep Wagoneer Ad with Snow (Wife will be safer): 
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1944 Article Shares Modified Jeeps From Oklahoma

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Sedan-jeep

The August 20, 1944, issue of the Evening Star shared these jeeps used for War Bond Sales. They were modified by the Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, motor pool. The image with “Jeeps in Civvies” label has been featured on eWillys previously, but I’ve never seen the other two jeeps.

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1949 Jeep Station Wagon Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

I don’t think I’ve documented this ad. I can’t remember seeing one that included a photo/illustration of just the body (lower right corner).

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“Vintage 1949 Magazine Ad For Jeep

A Full Page Ad for Jeep, “The Jeep Station Wagon – a roomy, comfortable passenger car and a practical utility vehicle for family and business errands.” The backside is an article with picture. Also included are pages with articles and an Ad for “Volt Athletic Equipment”.

The Ad measures approximately 13 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. It is in good vintage condition with discoloration due to age. The Ad is kept in a clear plastic bag with cardboard so it doesn’t get bent.”

 
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1944 Parade in Paris w/Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE II: Thanks to Fred for finding a second video, this time in color. Besides the parade, it shows a few remaining snipers in Paris, captured germans, and other events.

I don’t know why, but sometimes the video comes up “video unavailable” within this page. If it doesn’t work, try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1oVABc12js

UPDATE: Thanks to Fred for sharing the video of this event (original link here).

(12/06/2018) Must have been an amazing parade!

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“1944 Press Photo Jeeps & Jeeps on Paris Road 1940s France WWII. You are bidding on an original press photo of Jeeps & Jeeps on Paris Road 1940s France WWII. The thin green lines that show on the photo in the listing are the result of a bad scan & the lines are NOT on the actual photo. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 9/3/1944.”

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California Highway And Public Works Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The May/June 1960 issue of the California Highway and Public Works department periodical included an article of a survey of the Sierra Highway that included a CJ-5 and a wagon.

http://libraryarchives.metro.net/DPGTL/Californiahighways/chpw_1960_mayjun.pdf

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The Jeep Tamer by Arthur Bartlett

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This article about Charles Sorenson was published in the Evening Star in conjunction with “My Life with a Jeep” on July 15, 1945. The issue also included a photo of the newly release CJ-2A (which didn’t scan well into black and white).

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1949 Voice of America Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Terry pointed out that this same vehicle, a SPEN self-sustaining motion picture unit, appears in a Willys Industrial Equipment book brochure. Here it is below:

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Talk about a rare jeep. Anyone ever seen one of these (if there are any left). It’s a specially outfitted jeep for the State Department for carrying the story of America to the world. The first pics below were from a September 1949 issue of Popular Science, while the newspaper article was carried in the Sunday Star on Sunday, April 17, 1949.

From the September 1949 issue of Popular Science:
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From the Sunday Star, April 17, 1949:

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1941 Article about the New Jeeps

This article was published in the May 20, 1941, issue of the Evening Star. It’s rare to see a Willys MA in newspaper photos.

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1944 Photo of MacArthur Returning to the Philippines

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This photo was published in the November 12, 1944, issue of the Evening Star.

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1945 “Jeep is Here” Announcement

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This October 3, 1945, ad from Willys-Overland was published in the Evening Star, based in Washington, D.C.. The ad announces the appointment of Willys of Washington as an area distributer.

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1971 Photo of the XJ 001 Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is a press photo of the XJ 001. If you don’t remember, this prototype jeep was built on the CJ-5 chassis and power by the 360CI AMC V-8. Essentially, it was a 4WD muscle car. You can read about the vehicle on Hemmings. Unfortunately, the prototype was destroyed in an accident as it was being transported. The article also indicates some folks called the 1998 Jeepster prototype the ACT II of the XJ-001.

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Here’s a photo from the internet that shows the front:

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1950 Photo of the Austin Champ on eBay

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This prototype looks a bit different from the finished version.

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“1950 Press Photo Jeep Developed by British, Bagshot Heath, England. This is an original press photo. A new 80 horsepower jeep, developed by the British, was demonstrated recently at Bagshot Heath, England. Larger than the standard model, the new vehicle is specially equipped for beach landings. The engine will run underwater. England, army, defense, equipment. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-10-1950.”

 
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1945 Photo of Soldier & Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No mention as to location for this image.

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“1945 Press Photo a soldier in his combat gear poses beside his jeep. This is an original press photo. A J.W. in front of his jeep. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 08-13-1945.”
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Christmas Morning Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Steve shared this timely holiday photo.

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“Up for bid we have 2 Circa 1950’s Christmas Morning Photo’s featuring a Young Boy with all his new Christmas Toys.
Visible under the tree is a Toy Truck, Army Jeep, the boys wearing a new gun & holster set.
Cute photos.
Photos measure approx. 3-1/2″ X 3-1/2″ and come in excellent condition”

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Unusual Chinese Photo w/Jeep

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The auction on eBay ended, but I thought this was an interesting photo.

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“Here is one Chinese old auto studio photo(1952, original), the plate number show year 1952.”

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1961 Photo of CJ-2A in Houston Flood on eBay

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That’s a bad day.

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“1961 Press Photo Jeep’s hood sticks out of water on Ronson Street, Houston. This is an original press photo. Jeep’s hood sticks out of water on Ronson Street, Houston, Texas. Floods. Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 06-19-1961.”

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1943 Photo of Allied Troops in Kaipit, New Guinea on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Hopefully the original photo is clearer than this posted image.

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“1943 Press Photo Allied Jeep by Huts 1940s Kaiapit New Guinea WWII. You are bidding on an original press photo of Allied Jeep by Huts 1940s Kaiapit New Guinea WWII. Photo measures 7.25 x 10.25 inches and is dated 10/23/1943.”

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1946 Road Service Jeep Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This is a neat photo. The phone number of VE5-9728 *might* be a Michigan number (I got a few hits from Michigan with “VE5” as the prefix when I searched for the number on Google). The date “1946” is printed on the back fo the photo.

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