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1942 Photo of Bantam BRC-40, Shells & Women on eBay

If you like old jeeps, shells, and women, then this photo if for you!

“1942 Press Photo A Group of Girls Riding the Range in a Jeep Pass 16 Inch Shells.
This is an original press photo. 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 proving 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 railroad 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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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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1943 Photo of Woman Testing a GPW on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

I love the driving goggles.

“This is an original press photo. Jeep tester Marie Martin rounds a curve at Ford Test Track.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 06-11-1943.”

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1945 Photo of Willys Overland Clothing Drive on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

A clothing drive photo.

“1945- Female employees at the aircraft division of Willys Overland Motors in Toledo, Ohio, use Willys jeep to collect clothing for the United National Clothing Collection Drive. Photo measures approx. 8″ x 10″”

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Ford GP Valentine Card **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Two of these sold in 2014. The last seller mentioned the eyes move back and forth with the jeep. This one sold for $14.50 on eBay.

“WWII ARMY WAAC VALENTINE. 5″X 4″.”

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Dame Vera Lynn and Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Roberto Flores let me know that British singer Dame Vera Lynn’s birthday was on the 20th of March. She had some experience in jeeps during the war. Given the number of men surrounding her in the jeeps, she was very popular. I particularly like the guy with the hat and mustache in photo 2.

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WAAC Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps

I believe this “I was the one that couldn’t even change a tire” postcard has the WAAC working on a jeep. It’s not one of the better jeep drawings we have seen.

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Woman in Jeep on Liberty Magazine Cover

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: Was on eBay.

The March 25, 1944, issue of Liberty Magazine has a woman driving a jeep.

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1943 Postcard “Seize All Reds”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay

This “Orders are to Seize All Reds” postcard is funny.

“For auction is a vintage comic postcard “Orders Are To Seize All Reds” featuring an image of two military men in a jeep. The postcard is also sent by a military officer free of postage dating 1943.”

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1942 Photo of WAACS on a Jeep Ride

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles, Women & Jeeps

This photo was published in the August 19, 1942, issue of the Courier-Express. The caption is interesting, in that the woman driver of the jeep had driven ambulances for the Chinese back in 1932!

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Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

More great photo finds courtesy of Charles.

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Photo of Woman in Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Nice shot of a new-looking CJ-2A.

“This listing is for a vintage photograph of a woman driving in really cool jeep 1948. Photo measures approximately 3-1/4×4-1/4″ and is in good condition.”

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Photo of Woman @ the 1961 Jeep Derby **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The winner of the 1961 @ Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Jeep Derby race received a DJ-3A Surrey!

“Here is an Original Vintage 1961 5th ANNUAL JEEP DERBY Josephine Johns
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READY FOR THE JEEP DERBY — Josephine Johns of El Paso waves as she prepares to take a trial run over the 63-mile three-day fifth annual International Jeep Derby at Truth or Consequences, NM. April 21-23 in connection with the Ralph Edwards Fiesta. First prize will be a pink Acapulco-style Jeep to be given by Willys Motors Inc.”

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Jeeps and Sunbathing Women Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps

Some things never change.

VINTAGE POSTCARD – CONDITION: VG.  DATE/ERA: 1930s-50s. Standard Size 3.5×5.5.”

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Heap of the Week article from Walla Walla

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, Women & Jeeps

I stumbled upon a website that celebrates old articles from the town of Walla Walla, Washington, just forty-five minutes east of me. At some point the local newspaper ran a series of articles titled “Heap of the Week”. However, one week they changed the title to “Jeep of the Week”.

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Mining Mountains of Bondo in a CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: , .

Before restoration began on this CJ-3A This has a Blue Star hardtop.

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After Restoration (and with his wife Lauren posing in front of it)

The CJ-3A in the top photo was listed on eWillys back on August 30th, 2012. It looked pretty sound to me, but according to buyer and restorer Scott Mills, a mountain of bondo was underneath the paint. Beautiful work Scott!

He writes, “I found this 49cj3a on your site 2 years ago- after sanding and a little blasting I found that someone used what seemed like 10lbs of body filler and rivets! As many of my purchases go, buyers remorse plagued me for months! Well, I replaced panels and spent hours hammering out the tub. The only splurge was a new hood and stock rims, I managed to save most everything else. My wife has a fashion blog here in Houston and used my Cj3a in this recent post:

http://sundaybeachblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/classic.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SundayBeach+%28Sunday+Beach%29

Here is the Jeep before I cut out 50% of the tub, it looked great in these photos, little did I know…”

ANOTHER POST RESTORATION PIC (SEE MORE RESTORATION PICS HERE):

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1942 Photo of Mia Macklin & Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

I’m sure this photo wasn’t posed … lol.

“1942- Mia Hodge, better know as Mia Macklin, British Olympic ice skater, sits atop jeep surrounded by U.S. mechanics after she delivered the jeep to their repair station “somewhere” in England.”

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Brochure to Recruit WAACs

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Women & Jeeps

Here’s a neat WAAC Ad Maury found and on eBay.

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Carol Landis and Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Paul alerted me to this first photo of Movie Star Carole Landis in a jeep. Given the passenger door, I’m wondering if it might have been some type of Holden modified Australian MB?

This first photo is located at a UCLA website. The jeep sure looks similar to a jeep that was for sale in 2010.

carole-landis-holden-jeepShe was also photographed in a Ford GP Prototype:

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But, she might be most famously connected with jeeps due to her role in the movie Four Jills in a Jeep from 1944. The photo below and the image of the book below that were posted at this website:

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Carole even wrote a book about her experience entertaining the troops which was also published under the name Four Jills in a jeep,.

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1948 Jee-Cab Demonstration Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Eyes on the Jee-cab people . . .

“1948 Pretty Woman Demonstrates Window in Jee Cab Jeep Auto Press Photo”

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2 Ford GPs in Burma during WWII

Here’s a set of Ford GPs in Burma during WWII. The photo is from the June 08, 1942, issue of Life Magazine. The article, “Flight from Burma” on page 30, is a fascinating tale of the desertion of the Rangoon, as told by George Rodger, the photographer pictured in the photo with the two Ford GPs below.

http://books.google.com/books?id=P1AEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=1942+June+8+Life+Magazine&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EWcPU_rvHZCAogTrk4LADw&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=jeep&f=false

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Later in the issue (page 56) is this ad with a jeep:

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Brit Joan Rogers Relaxes in a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

This photo shows Joan Rogers sitting in the jeep she used to pass a driving test. She found the jeep ‘great fun’. She lived in London during WWII, serving in the Royal Army Pay Corp before being selected for officer training at the Women’s Royal Army Corps. The website TheMemoryProject shares her story of living through the bombing of London.

http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/1009:joan-mary-rogers/

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Joan Mary Rogers after passing her driving test in 1945. http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/1009:joan-mary-rogers/

 
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Photo of Lady in Swimsuit w/ Navy Firemen on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Marc found this unusual official Navy photo. Besides sporting a lady on the back tire, this jeep has several unusual aspects, such as the front bumper, the odd piece sticking down near the muffler, and the aluminum(?) piece covering the cowl’s side.

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Photos of Women and a Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

Here are a couple photos of women and a jeep from Europe.

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Vintage Photo of Woman Carried to Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Women & Jeeps

I suspect this couple was just married. You can’t say this woman didn’t know what she was getting herself into! Also, due to popular demand, I’ve added a “Women and Jeeps” Category.

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