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This goes with the "Stoll Car Bed" sign appearing in the "Free Air, 1920" Shorpy photo. It's my great Uncle, Conrad Volkert, about 1924, on one of his many cross country auto trips. His wife, Jenny, and sister in law, Frieda, also appear in the photo. View full size.