Wednesday, June 20, 2012

From The GPA To The GP In LIFE Magazine

Five photographers from LIFE Magazine today brought five totally different visions and contexts to the jeep. George Strock brings us a short series of Ford’s pre-production prototype, the GP. I always liked the look of the GP with its angular front fenders and slat grill. Frank Scherschel has a series of the jeep during the liberation of France. Joyful crowds cheered the jeeps as a symbol of the Allies storming in to free them. There are three from George Silk who mainly shot in Europe during the war. Charles E. Steinheimer shot a long series of the amphibious Ford GPA (or better known as the ‘Seep’ for seagoing jeep...) in Detroit making good use of the city’s proximity to the Rouge River. And Paul Schutzer shot Pope Paul VI in an official all-white 3B in the days before the Popemobile! Come back tomorrow! There’s STILL more to come! See all the albums here!

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