20 Amazing Photos From A Car Wash Beauty Pageant, 1951

In June of 1951, the Muller Bros held a “beauty pageant” to celebrate their three millionth car wash (any excuse to attract customers). Located on Sunset and Ivar in Los Angeles California, LIFE magazine photographer Allan Grant went along to photograph the event. The beautiful ladies hired for the event, given titles like “Miss BodyContinue reading “20 Amazing Photos From A Car Wash Beauty Pageant, 1951”

63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948

LIFE photographer Allan Grant took these awesome pictures in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Route 30 connects Omaha, Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Grant traveled west through Nebraska and Wyoming which is now known as the Lincoln Highway. For reasons lost to time, none of Grant’s marvelous photos fromContinue reading “63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948”

18 Photos Showing 1960s Station Wagons

1960 was the pinnacle of the Wagon Era. Who else remembers piling as many kids as we could into the old wagon and watching a movie at the drive-in? No seat belts, no stress, just playing games and waving at the people in the other cars! If you are over 40, you definitely remember drivingContinue reading “18 Photos Showing 1960s Station Wagons”

Amazing Photos of 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster, Which Was Owned by English Blonde Bombshell Diana Dors

The most dramatic of all supercars is this 2-seat roadster which was owned by English movie star Diana Dors. Built for the post-war concours circuit, Saoutchik was responsible for its extreme body which borrowed styling cues from other earlier designs. Using the French curves of the thirties with more modern baroque ornamentation, Saoutchik conveys aContinue reading “Amazing Photos of 1949 Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster, Which Was Owned by English Blonde Bombshell Diana Dors”

30 Vintage Photos of Bakery and Bread Trucks From Between the 1930s and 1950s

From between the 1930s and 1950s, in the days when the borough’s housewives placed orders for milk and baked goods, and union drivers in uniform delivered them. The bakeries sent trucks door to door, offering the same middle-American fare that mid century children across the nation were raised on. (Photos © Dave Gelinas)