Today’s feature image takes us to Austin, Texas for a 1946 view of automobiles on Congress Street stopped at a traffic light. Apparently, the photo was taken early in the year when all of the Nation’s automakers were struggling to get the production lines going again, as all of the cars in the view appear to be pre-war and the oldest vehicle dates back to either 1933 or ’34.
On the far right of the image is a Western Auto Store that no doubt sold parts and supplies that kept many vehicles in service during the war years. To the left of the auto parts store is an Austin National Bank building and a JC Penny Company Store.
Tell us what you find of interest in the enlargeable photograph below by Neal Douglas, courtesy of the Austin Texas Public Library via The Portal to Texas History.