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Out for a Drive

Out for a Drive

From a turn-of-the-century family photo album. Probably taken in Michigan. Can someone identify the automobile? View full size.

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1909 Selden

I found it! It's a 1909 Model 29 Selden touring car; Price $2,000; cape top, $137 extra.

Hi-res version?

Dave, if you could post a higher-resolution version of the photo, I could try to identify the car. The shape of the grille shell looks slightly familiar, but a higher-res image would help.

[There already is a hi-res version. Click above where it says "View full size." - Dave]

Sunday Excursion

I love these old family cars. Back from the times when a Sunday Drive was a leisurely thing. Our father was into Sunday Drives. Sometimes a drive to Sacramento, sometimes to Santa Cruz. Sometimes to the Santa Clara Valley to see all the acres of fruit trees in bloom. (This was in the 1940s before it became Silicon Valley.) Notice the two spare tires. Even in the 1940s a flat tire was a worry on these drives.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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