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Vintage photos of:
My grandmother, Margaret Sendelbeck, behind the wheel of the family 1924 Durant (note the 1927 license plate). Her two daughters, Elise and Gretel, decorate the running board.
This was a posed photo, because Grandma never drove ... but she does look like she knows what she's doing. Detroit, Michigan, 1927. View full size.
Another mirth-provoking look at the clothing, footwear and vehicle choices of the 70s, just a bit down the street from a similar scene three years earlier. This time, in January 1974, I join my brother and sister-in-law in a pose by their now different green foreign car, a Fiat station wagon. I'll leave it up to the chorus of commenters as to whether the various changes overall represent progress or regression. I'll only say that once again, my sister-in-law is the most stylish. Kodachrome 64 slide from my brother's camera. View full size.