Actually, that isn't a tom, but a hen. Had this on here before but it is one I like well. Also, the end of turkey hunting season is almost here in my neck of the woods.
Just a old Ford that was new once,and it;s nothing to stick your neck out for! Tom.
He was only taking a picture of the turkey and the car drove by.
Ha Bob, that's funny. I love the subtle things old photos tell us about those days. They are not in farm work clothes but nicely dressed, so I assume they are going in to town. Also, I assume they are husband and wife? Interesting how he drives in the front seat and she is riding in the back. Was that the custom? Hold over from buggy days? Was it improper for the lady to sit up front? Depends on the relationship of the two?
I think the photographer called shotgun
Perhaps Ma didn't want to have to exit the car so Pa could get in and out on the right side to open and close the farm gate. A proper lady shouldn't have to do such things, you know.
Maybe a race? I'm not sure who would win. A turkey can run very fast. Lizzy takes her time getting up to speed.
Jeff, that could be. I hadn't thought of that.
perhaps the photographer is (was) riding in the front seat
When I was a child (under eight, I guess), I liked to ride in the back seat because I had more opportunity to move around and look out of whichever side I wanted to. If my dad and I were going somewhere, just the two of us, and I wanted to ride in the back seat, he said I was being "just like a woman." It actually bothered him that I wanted to be in the back seat instead of the front, since he thought it raised questions about my masculinity. (At eight!!!!)
That does, at least, suggest a tradition of women sitting in the back seat.
Dick, that is rather telling. Folks sure don't think that way nowadays.
Where do you think the term "back seat driver" comes from?
Yes, and especially in a large number of sub-cultures, it was considered appropriate for the wife/mother to ride in the back.
Great photo! (Whether it was posted before or not) Thank you all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The car looks like a '17 to '19. Could be a gas gobbler.
Two separate nesting turkey hens we had here both had their eggs hatch. We're going to be over-run with turkey. Yum!