Today let’s take a look at people and their cars, shall we? There is a love affair between people and cars, starting in the early 20th century when cars became widely available for a moderate price. Posing in front of the car was so common that there is even a website or two dedicated to it.
First we have a family. “Uncle Bob, Rich, Muriel, Sue, Don and baby” is written on the front, but I can add and there are seven people pictured but only six noted. Wonder who is missing?
I can’t quite decide if this is a clown/mime or what, posed on the hood of his car. The photo is fairly poor in quality but I think I can just see a pointed cap on this fellow’s head. That with the two dark spots and rather large and floppy neck tie lead me to think clown. Interesting that you can see the hand crank of the car right above the bumper. Can you imagine starting your Mercedes C class that way?
I know this is “Chas in his new outfit & the car he uses to commute. It’s a maroon color Packard Six.” This was the note written on the back of the photo. I can’t identify the year exactly but the model was available from 1938-1947. The six refers to the number of cylinders in the engine.
Here we have a man in front of his car, with a large number of similar cars lined up in the background. The photo was dated on the back, March 16, 1930.
This photo seems a little later, maybe late 1940s or early 1950s? I don’t know much about cars except to identify one that is old. :-)
This is an undated photo of a gent in front of his car. Maybe 1930s?
Five women outside a car and two men inside. Could this touring car have carried seven adults? Probably considering how much smaller people were in “the old days.” I’d guess at the late 20s or 30s on this photo based on the women’s clothing.
This is a proud Sepia Saturday post, where the theme is generally transportation. Please click through and see what other forms of vintage transportation have been presented from around the world!