Well this is fun. We’ve stumbled on a treasure trove of really cool vintage car photos from days long gone by in Washington State.
The historic photos, dating back to the 1930s, are courtesy of the Seattle Post Intelligencer Archives Instagram feed.
There is really nothing else to say except these are just gems pure and simple and we’re glad we found them.
You can check out the original captions below the pictures.
If only the Black Friday “rush” still looked like this! The original caption for this photo reads: “Friday was like this in downtown Seattle as Yule buying began in the stores.” Photo taken with a telescopic lens looking south on 4th Ave. from a rooftop on Stewart Street. Photo taken November 28, 1958 by John Vallntyne. #BlackFriday #Vintagewashington #vintageseattle #downtownseattle A photo posted by seattlepi.com (@vintagewashington) on
Original caption: “Police department’s new accident prevention automobile which will cruise downtown streets, warning jay-walkers and careless motorists by means of a powerful broadcasting apparatus as part of Seattle’s traffic education campaign.” Photo filed August 15, 1934. #vintagewashington #vintageseattle #vintagecars @seattlepd
The Public Market sign at Pike Place Market. Photo by Bob Miller, taken November 1974. #vintagewashington #vintageseattle #pikeplace #pikeplacemarket #1970s A photo posted by seattlepi.com (@vintagewashington) on