The women don't look very happy.
I bought the high resolution scan of the glass plate negative of this image from the Benson Ford several years ago. The amount of detail in this one photo is amazing. Still, I can't figure out if the person in the front seat is a man or a really unattractive woman.......
Here's a sample of how close you can zoom in:
Judging by the hat, it is a woman, and however unattractive she was, she was still someone's grandmother
People in the old photos often did not show their teeth because they did not have any
If I'm not mistaken that is Henry and Clara Ford sitting in the car and a nanny holding their son Edsel beside them.
I have to admit the driver does look a bit like Henry Ford, but that can't be Clara and Edsel with him in such a late photo.
Here is a picture of Clara Ford holding young Edsel in 1894.
Sure looks like HF. The women are probably scowling because he fired them.
It is Henry Ford.
Surely that's a man sitting next to him.
Look at the hands and the location of the coat buttons--it's a man.
Who ever it is he/she walks with a cane
The man next to Henry Ford is his uncle Henry Ford. Astonishing that this photo is so well circulated and that this fact is unknown here?
Who is the young woman with the baby? This looks like a 1912 Model T with the accessory doors.
Henry Ford's uncle Henry Ford passed away in 1901 according to the family tree on Wikipedia (not considered a reliable source).
No idea who the young lady is...perhaps a nice research project for folks at the Benson Ford. She's certainly not a domestic, as per her upscale attire and and casual pose.
I did a Google and Bing search of photos with Henry and Edsel Ford and this photo did not come back in the results. If this is a well circulated web photo of Henry it would have been included in the results and it was not.
Even though there is some resemblance to Henry in the photo I don't believe he is in this photo.
David - re-read the posts.
Royce Peterson above said that the original glass negative resides in the Benson Ford Research Center of the Henry Ford Museum.
The Model T is a 1912.
Edsel Ford was born in 1893.
Could this be his secretary (the girl from the steno pool)> the one who later lived near his home. Her father or ?