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Three Babes and a Buick: 1926

Three Babes and a Buick: 1926

San Francisco, 1926. "Girls in Buick at Golden Gate Park." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

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And in the "up" position

The rear window will keep your mother-in-law incommunicada.

Rumble Seat Golf Landau

Yes, ManyBuicks is right--the compartment on the side is for golf clubs, but I guess gin would fit too. Despite the soft top and landau bars, the top does not come down, so it's not a roadster, which also would not have windows in the doors.

In the bag

That side door was commonly known as a "golf bag door". The swells would load their golf bags through that access door. It wasn't a closed off compartment but merely the forward end of the rumble seat area's footwell behind the car's main seat.

Solved

Retractable back window so that rumble seat passengers can yell at Henry Aldrich to slow down. Neat.

Compartment Contents

And locked in the side compartment -- Golf clubs? Bathtub gin? Both?

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