This will be my first Sepia Saturday post. This weeks theme is “from here to there.” Many of the posts from others have to do with modes of transportation.
I thought I would begin this series with a very familiar photo – the one that you all see at the top of my blog page.
I just love this photo. This appears to be some sort of a parade. I see streamers on the windshield and flags on the car. I see a Detroit pendant hanging near the driver. You can see another vehicle in the background, with what appear to be similar streamers on it.
Is this photo reversed or is my great grandfather driving some sort of car from the U.K. or other European country. Why is the steering wheel on the right side of the car instead of the left?
Who is in this car?
This is the family of my great grandparents, William Val Gould and his wife, Mae Thorp Gould. In the front seat are my great grandfather, the driver, his daughter Helen and his son, Roy. In the back seat, the women on the right is my great grandmother, Mae Thorp Gould. The other two young ladies are probably the other two daughters of William and Mae, Gladys and Adele Gould, but I am not sure.
I have always wanted to know what type of car this is? What year model? The car looks very shiny and new. Was it borrowed, or did my great grandfather own it?
Since the daughter, Helen Gould, was born in 1901 and her brother Roy was born in 1888, I am guessing this photo to be 1910-1915. How old do you think Helen (in the front seat) looks? I think 10-12.
Any of you that are car buffs, please feel free to jump in and help me out. I welcome your input.
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