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Willys Wagon in a Steak n Shake photo

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Brandon spotted a Willys Wagon in a photo hanging on the wall of a Bowling Green, Kentucky, Steak N’ Shake.

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Willys Wagon at an Early In & Out Burger

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Packrat shared this neat photo of a wagon at an In & Out Burger. I didn’t know In & Out featured Kentucky Fried Chicken (maybe for a short time .. I can’t find any history about that).

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August 1945 Photo of First(?) CJ-2A on eBay

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UPDATE III: Another version of this press photo is on eBay.

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“1945 Press Photo First Civilian Jeep Tourer Sarah Elizabeth Rodger, New York
This is an original press photo. Sarah Elizabeth Rodger makes local history as she starts tour of the city in first civilian jeep on the streets of New York. A writer, who in private life is the wife of Dr. L. Patrick Moore, has always wanted “to do a new thing first” and, this she did, by jeepers! Photo measures 9 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 09-03-1945.”

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(05/20/2016) UPDATE II: Another version of this press photo is available on eBay.

“1945 Press Photo New York Sara Roger drives civilian jeep NYC -”

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1943 Photo of Jeep in Glider on eBay

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UPDATE: This is really interesting. Here’s a photo op from the same day, but from slightly different angles. I’m wondering if it is the work of two separate photographers. The top one is for sale on eBay and the bottom one sold back in 2014. 

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eBay pics from 2014.

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1956 Photo of Shriners in Seattle Parade on eBay

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Since we were in Seattle today, this photo seems appropriate. Downtown has changed a little bit since this was taken.

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“1966 Press Photo Shriners Ride in Jeep Parade 1960s Downtown Seattle Washington”

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Photo of Henry J Kaiser in an Aluminum Jeep

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UPDATE II (July 20, 2018) : Keith provided portions of a document that show the agreement between Karl Probst / R.N. Harger and KAISER.

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UPDATE (July 1, 2018) : Barry found a set of specs that could be a match to this prototype. Also, Keith noted that there were 6 different designs from the Probst-Harger” collaboration.

Original Post June 26th: Barry spotted this photo on the Kaiser Permanente history site. The jeep is listed as a 1943 Model 1160 “Kaiser Lightweight Jeep”. I’m not sure if this was supposed to be an Airborne prototype or just a concept lightweight jeep. Henry J. Kaiser is on the right. I think that’s Karl Probst on the far left; Rollin N. Harger might be seated in the middle.

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1940 Ford Pygmy Photo on eBay

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The bottom is a more familiar photo. I can’t remember if I’ve seen the top one.

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“1940- Ford Pygmy during testing at Camp Holabird. The Ford Pygmy is the pilot vehicle submitted by Ford Motor Company in response to the U.S. Army’s requirement for a “light reconnaissance and command car” during the military buildup prior to World War II. It is the only known survivor of the original pilot vehicles built by Bantam, Willys, and Ford and tested by the Army. Photo measures approx. 6 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ ”

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1941 Photo of Willys Quad Being Tested on eBay

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Here’s a rare photo.

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“1941- U.S. Troops Testing Willys Quad Prototype Jeep on Rough Terrain. Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2”
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1944 Photo with Two Lt. Generals on ebay

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Neat photo.

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“1944 Press Photo Lt. Gen. Walter Kredger Gets In Jeep With Lt. Gen. Eichelberger. This is an original press photo. Lt. Gen. Walter Kredger, commander of the 8th Army, gets in his jeep while Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, who commanded the American forces furing the Papuan campaign, scrambles for a back seat. The two officers were making a tour of an advanced base in the Southwest Pacific after Lt. Gen. Kredger made the presentation of the “Streamer” award to the headquarters I Corps of the 6th Army, which was cited for its outstanding performance in repulsing the enemy on Papua, July 23rd, 1942, to January 23rd, 1943. Photo measures 7.25 x 9 inches. Photo is dated 5-3-1944.”

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Funky Jeep Photo

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This photo appeared in what I think was a 1979 issue of Jeep News (I couldn’t find an exact date). It’s a funky setup!

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1946 Testimontial from John S. Yaryan

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The writer of this testimonial must have had a very low numbered VEC.

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1951 Photo of New Year Wishes From Scots on eBay

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Nice New Years message from some Scots to the Yanks.

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“1951 Press Photo Scottish soldiers in Korea chalked New Year greetings on a jeep. This is an original press photo. New Year greetings were extended to GI’s by these Scottish soldiers in Korea. They chalked the greetings on the upraised hood of a jeep while waiting for canned food to warm on the engine of the vehicle. The tam wearers are Pvt. Thomas Dunn and Pvt. George Cameron. KW – Troops – UN Photo measures 8 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 01-04-1951.”

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Photo of Army Pictorial Services with Willys Slat MB on eBay

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Neat photo that includes a Willys MB slat grille.

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“WWII Army Pictorial Service Soldiers Jeep Photographer Theater Press Real Photo
MEASURES: 3.5 inches by 5 in.
CONDITION: shows some wear (some staining)”

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Orchard Sprayers By Field Force Manufacturing

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These documents were in a late 1940s Willys Overland binder.

There seems to be a very slight difference between the two sprayer packages offered by Field Force Manufacturing. One package used a pump with stainless steel non-magnetic plungers that gave the pump higher capacity and more pressure capability. It weighed slightly more, too.

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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.

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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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  2. I wish I could see more of this jeep! Note the unusual hardtop and front bumper/fenders.unusual-mods-to-jeep