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Trucking’s ‘good ol’ days’ with a Brownie camera

| April 01, 2011

Robert Ward, Davenport, Iowa,¬†was only 9 when he started snapping photos of trucks with a $3 Brownie camera at Harlan’s Triangle Truckport near U.S. Highway 6, which, in 1951 provided a coast-to-coast route for truck freight. Read his memoir on OverdriveRetro’s Readers Remember section and see a few of his photos from the August 1967 Overdrive in this week’s featured story on OverdriveRetro.

Ward has published many of his total 5,000 truck photos in the Wheels of Time and Old Time Trucks and is a lifetime member of the Owner-Operator’s Independent Drivers Association. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.