Old pickup trucks from Chevrolet, International, & Ford.
These three photographs came in batch that I bought from the USA. They date to 1940/1941 and show the Pea Harvest taking place at LaCrosse in Washington State. The first photo shows a couple of farmers sat on the running boards of their newish Chevy Pickup truck, a 1939 1/2 ton model by the look of it.
1939 Chevrolet pickup.
As mentioned, I think this is a '39 going off the style of the grille. This one looks well loaded, as do all the trucks shown in these photographs.
The next picture shows a line-up of old trucks in a field, again fully loaded up to an amazing height! Nearest the camera is another Chevy truck of similar age, but judging by the wheel a heavier-rated truck than the one shown above. Further along is a slightly later style Chevy pickup (perhaps a '41, although the main photograph showing all the trucks, is dated 1940 on the back, which I don't quite understand?), and next to that an International.
Full line-up of 6 American trucks
As mentioned this photo is dated on the back as 1940, yet the second truck looks like a 1941 - 1946 "art deco" style Chevrolet pickup, with the distinctive waterfall grille. Below are two close-ups of this image, showing each vehicle more clearly. The vehicle on the far right looks like a Ford to me, and those on the left a Chevy, Chevy, and an Inter. The other two I'm not sure about, so would welcome an identification on them.
I'm always interested in finding more photos old 30s pickups and vans, so if you can help with this search, please get in touch.
2. Another pre-war Chevy truck.
Next, from a different batch of photos altogether, another pre-war (1937 - 1939 or thereabouts) Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup truck. Finished in a two-tone colour scheme, it looks in great condition and could well have been new at the time of this photo.
(Please click the thumbnail to view full-size image.)
Preserved American pickup trucks.
The following compilation, on the Old Classic Car Youtube channel, gathers 110+ photos of surviving American pickups of the 1920s - 1980s.