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08-17-2007, 09:52 AM
Looks like a 1934 Traction Avant Citroen to me. Hard to tell though. See http://eurocitro.chez-alice.fr/12ICCCR.html That style of back window looks very Citroenish to me though.
08-19-2007, 02:38 AM
i think the photo is mid 40's. i think the car is a clue but misleading because it is parked beside the house and overgrown. the spare wheel is on the right hand side of the car, and still rather narrow making me think its a late 20's early 30's model. it matches hair styles I've seen in my family photos from the 40's also with the slicked hair. but that also could be misleading. i think the suite style is your best bet along with the clothing style of the little boy on the bench might help.
08-19-2007, 07:19 AM
Tommy's probably right- the clothes will give you the most accurate timeframe, but given the probable timeframe, they may not be much more accurate than the car. If the photo was taken during the Great Depression, the clothes could be as much as ten years old (although these don't look it). The kids fashions should be the best guide because their clothes can't be more than a year or two old, but I don't know how much kids fashions changed in the 1920s to 1940s. Especially boys' clothes.
08-21-2007, 10:09 AM
I'l guess 1939. and call the car a 1928-31 Ford Model A Cabriolet (from the landau irons on the convertible top). The Model A would imply the USA.