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    questions about photo

    I'm looking for anyone (probably older types) to carefully look over this image and with all the potential clues, come up with a date (approx year) of exposure and country of origin.Attachment 7677
    Last edited by Drew B.; 02-24-2008 at 07:56 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I have no real clue. The car in the background, which I do not recognize, is the best clue. But the overall feel of the image reminds me of my family images from the 1920s and early 30s. Perhaps the automobile experts will hone in on the car.
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    I also think 1920's by the gentlemen's suits and the children's clothing. It could be any number of countries including the USA. The fence in the backgroung looks very American. Interesting though.
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    France, '30's. The outside scupper to the right and the window to the left.
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    I'm not sure, but the bloke holding the baby has got a weird right hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    France, '30's. The outside scupper to the right and the window to the left.
    I was thinking 1930s Germany, but that would just be a wild guess on my part. But, it looks like you picked up the hints right away.
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    I'm close to where Robert is - certainly as to Europe. But I'm thinking Holland, Belgium or northern France. What strikes me are both the car (which makes me think France) and the "bowed" window (which puts me nearer to Holland or other more northern climes).

    How about the BeNeLux plus France as a wild guess?

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    ok, first of all, I don't have the answer! I'm trying to find this stuff out as they are my relatives including the little boy with the hammer...who happens to look exactly like me at that age. I sent this image to an automobile expert in London who promply told me the steering wheel was on the left and therefore an american image. The next clues are the popped out screen hood over the window and the dress of the older man. I'm guessing 1920s or 30's but I need an american car expert to tell me about the vehicle. Thanks so far...

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    drew

    i have seen window screens like that from the 20s/30s ...
    the car, while it has the steering wheel on the left, could have been
    european - not just from the states.
    it looks kind of like an old touring car ( convertible )
    its hard to ID something like that just from the rear-quarer
    but it has the "feeling" of one of these cars:

    http://www.european-concours.com/

    you could get a better idea of the window treatments by contacting
    a restoration place like http://www.architecturaliron.com/ .
    if you send them a copy of the photo, they can ask around seeing that they
    make repros of this sort of thing ...

    the brickwark behind = flemish bond+downspouts are all bronze and look
    typ. 1920s ...

    good luck!

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    I'm going to rescan just the auto at a very large dpi setting and maybe send it off to a US auto expert/historian to see what he/she says. thanks for the websites...

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