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Vintage photos of:
Circa 1925. "Dr. S.M. Johnson, Lee Highway Association." Seen here at the Zero Milestone in front of the White house. Samuel Johnson, "Apostle of Good Roads," was the tireless promoter of a southern-route transcontinental highway named after Gen. Robert E. Lee as a counterpart to the Lincoln Highway up north. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
Horseless Carriage, 1906 (colorized). View full size.
Hendrick Motor Co., Takoma Park Md., 1928 (colorized). View full size.
This is a photo of a car called the Venus, and these were made (all 8 of them) in Houston, Texas. It was on the cover of Motor Trend, May 1954. I am the son of the car's designer, and I am currently restoring one of only two known to still be in existence.
I would like to know if anyone out there might know who the people are in the photo, or more general, if anyone's parents used to own or drive one of these cars.