Throwback Thursday: Vehicles

In this week’s throwback journey, we’re featuring the many fascinating motorized vehicles, and their motorists, offered in photography from The Commons. From shots of a Melbourne stroll in a sidecar, proud car owners in New Hampshire, JFK enjoying a convertible limo …

Photographic postcard of three men and a dog in a motorcycle and sidecar

“This image features Charles Kerr at the helm of the motorcycle and Percival Kerr standing at the rear. Both men were brothers to Australian swimming star Beatrice Kerr and this image appears to have been taken near the family home of 39 Dinsdale Street, Melbourne. Circa 1910.” – Australian National Maritime Museum

Family in old car in front of house

“Keene, New Hampshire. 1900-1920? Creator: Bion Whitehouse.” – Keene Public Library and the Historical Society of Cheshire County

President John F. Kennedy and President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan of India in Car before Motorcade

“President John F. Kennedy and President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, sit in the back seat of the presidential limousine (Lincoln-Mercury Continental convertible) prior to a parade in honor of President Radhakrishnan. June 4, 1963.” – The U.S. National Archives

Days of liberation at Amagerbrogade.

Days of [WW2] liberation at Amagerbrogade. May 1945. – National Museum of Denmark


“Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Photographer: Luther M. Hamilton, Sr. 1930s.” – Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Armored Motor Truck.

“Mexican-American Border Region. Circa 1916.” – SMU Central University Libraries

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite photos, and include the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with ThrowbackThursday. We can’t wait to see what time period and subjects show up next in pictures. From old scans to new photos of throwback memories, we like them all. In the meantime you can also find inspiration in The Commons on Flickr.

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