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[Unveiling of 1961 Automobiles]

Description: Photograph of 1961 Automobiles being unveiled on the parking ramp of Detroit's Cobo Hall. This appeared as a two page spread in Life Magazine's October 17, 1960 issue. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 7800-110. The Life Magazine article was titled: The Hot Issue of America's Vitality and read. "On the futuristic ramp of Detroit's Cobo Hall, a parade of 1961 model autos spiraled down from the roof to be enshrined, almost like jewels, for this week's opening of the 43rd National Auto Show in the brand-new $54 million exposition palace beside the Detroit River. This was a sight guaranteed to stir excitement in the breast of a car-conscious nation on wheels. But it was more than that. The manufacture of automobiles is one of the nation's largest industries and a major index of the health of its economy. Here Detroit hoped to learn whether the public would approve what it was offering. Here too it could be possible to foretell with fair accuracy whether the nation could expect a year of boom or business doldrums. Detroit's splash with the '61s takes on even greater significance because this is an election year in which the state of the economy and how to improve its future has become a bitterly divisive issue between Vice President Nixon and Senator John Kennedy. President Eisenhower tacitly acknowledged the political importance of what went on in Cobo Hall by promising to make an address there on October 17. Big as it is, the issue is bigger than the 1961 model year. It is the absorbing issue of what goes into and comes out of every American's pocket book. It is an issue composed of vital stuff, measured in terms of prices, job or no job, growth or no growth--and it is an essential background …
Date: 1960
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man unloading an item from a truck]

Description: Photograph of a man unloading a large item from the back of a truck. The man stands in the lower right corner of the image and has his back to the camera, and another man who sits inside the truck hands the first man more items. The camera is positioned to where it looks up at the subjects, and the back of the truck fills up the rest of the frame.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Henry's first car]

Description: Photograph of Henry Ford's first experimental car parked on a cobblestone street in front of the 58 Bagley building in Detroit, Michigan where the vehicle was built. Henry Ford referred to his vehicle as the quadrocycle. Through the door there is a silhouette of a man with a tool in his hand.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Drive-In Outhouse]

Description: Photograph of a couple of cars and miscellaneous parts left under the shade of two large trees. Branches of one tree appear to have fallen against the fence that runs behind them. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Also in the center of the photo and in the shade of the trees is an outhouse. One of many Joe photographed for his book, "Early American Architecture."
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Henry's first car]

Description: Photograph of Henry Ford's first experimental car parked on a cobblestone street in front of the 58 Bagley building in Detroit, Michigan where the vehicle was built. Henry Ford referred to his vehicle as the quadrocycle. Through the door there is a silhouette of a man with a tool in his hand.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of an automobile for the Stiles Plant Farm]

Description: Photograph of an automobile for the Stiles Plant Farm. "A.I. Stiles" and "Sweet Potato Storage" are painted on the passenger's side door of the automobile. It is parked in front of a large, flat field that stretches out into the distance. "Stiles Plant Farm" is hand-written at the top of the photograph.
Date: [1930..]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of an automobile in a wooded area]

Description: Photograph of a small two-door automobile parked in a wooded area, with its rear facing the camera. A spare tire is mounted above its rear bumper. Text on the top of the license plate frame reads, "FT WORTH." Leafy tree limbs hang down in the foreground, partially obstructing the view of the automobile. Thick trees and brush fill the background.
Date: [1933..1940]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Three parked automobiles]

Description: Photograph of three parked automobiles. Two of the automobiles are parked next to one another while the third automobile is parked on the side of the street. Trees are visible in the background.
Date: 194X
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Automobile in a carport]

Description: Photograph of an automobile parked in a carport. Another automobile is parked behind the first automobile which is covered in snow. A house is visible in the background. This photograph appears to have been taken at the Williams family home in Fort Worth.
Date: [1950,1965]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A junkyard full of automobiles]

Description: Photograph of a junkyard that is full of various automobiles. Several automobiles have their trunks and hoods open. Automobile parts and tires are laying on the ground amongst the automobiles.
Date: [1960..1970]
Creator: Williams, Byrd Moore, IV
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cars line up in traffic]

Description: PhotograpPhotograph of cars lining up in traffic. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Ron worked for us for years as an assistant, second shooter and photographer. Ron was about 20 years older than me and he taught me a lot.h of cars lining up in traffic. Photo by: Ron Unternahrer
Date: 19XX
Creator: Clark, Joe & Unternahrer, Ron
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Fisheye photo of Volkswagen Beetle]

Description: Photograph of a Volkswagen Beetle taken with a 180 degree fisheye lens. The Beetle has the Wolfsburg crest logo which dates the car between 1952-1959. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 204. January 26, 1959. Life Magazine pages 10-11. Speaking of Pictures - Photo War on ‘Bugs’ This image captioned “VOLKSWAGEN FRONT RESEMBLES "AN UNDERFED LADYBUG""Photograph of a Volkswagen Beetle taken with a 180 degree fisheye lens. The Beetle has the Wolfsburg crest logo which dates the car between 1952-1959. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 204. January 26, 1959. Life Magazine pages 10-11. Speaking of Pictures - Photo War on ‘Bugs’ This image captioned “VOLKSWAGEN FRONT RESEMBLES "AN UNDERFED LADYBUG"" Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 195X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Parking Lots]

Description: Photograph of two parking lots, separated by a strip of grass and a few trees. Both parking lots are filled with a multitude of similar looking cars.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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