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

Updated Apr 4, 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.