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Model Steam Laundry Company Truck

Model Steam Laundry Company Truck
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Title: Model Steam Laundry Company Truck
Description: An International Model D-2 truck owned by Model Laundry Company parked outside the business' storefront. The truck is painted in a checkerboard pattern and the text on its side reads, "Model - Tone Cleaning. State License 27. Model Laundry Co."

Image ID: 89170
September 20, 1938 
International Harvester Company
City, State: Charlotte, North Carolina
McCormick - International Harvester
Genre: Photograph
The original typewritten caption reads, "The Model Steam Laundry Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, is now operating a fleet of twelve International motor trucks. The checkerboard finish is especially effective as an attention getter on ten recently purchased streamlined Model D-2 1/2-ton panel trucks. One of these is shown in front of the Model Steam Laundry. The checkerboard squares are 6 inches square. The lettering is in gold with blue shading. (More in mimeographed article 'Painted Like a Checkerboard.')."
Subjects: Cities and towns
Commercial buildings
Neon lighting
Delivery of goods
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Dry cleaning industry
Signs and signboards

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