I ran across this while looking for other stuff. I'm afraid its my mother's family. Be careful what you say.
And what a fine looking family it is Richard
Back in the day, snapshots were supposed to be taken with the subjects facing the sun. It must have been a bright sun that day! When films got a bit faster, you could take pictures on overcast days and eliminate the harsh shadows and the squints.
That family is an optometrists dream
Dresses, shirts, table cloths, curtains and you name were made from chicken feed sacks, that's where women got cloth instead of a fabric store. I wore my share of shirts made from sacks. I though my shirts was better than a store bought one.
I have several quilts made by my grandmother and great grandmother that have chicken feed sacks for the backing material.Company name still on the parts.
Slept under a couple of them growing up. Warm.
OK, Rich .... what's the backstory on the look that woman just left
of center is giving the other one to her right ?
Burger, I don't recall exactly what she was saying. I was very young when I took that picture. I imagine it was something like "Let him crank with his right hand. If he breaks it, it will serve him right".
Well, looking at your picture, I'd say "only the shadow knows" (notice your shadow on the right side)
Cool picture. Tim
Back in the days when Sears carried Model T parts in their catalogs they offered replacement top kits. There was "Good", "Better" and "Best". Usually the ones marked "Good" were not even worth buying.
That car looks to have Sears "Best" replacement top. Notice the framed glass panes and the elaborate reinforced stitching. Someone cared a lot for the old Ford.
Whenever one takes a picture of a group of people, someone usually is looking away or has their eyes closed or something not just right. Nowdays we take more than one picture of the same object and save the best one. In those days it was expensive to take pictures so only one was taken and you get whatever the subject is doing at that split second. You will notice those who are looking forward either squint, have eyes closed or look down. The others look to the side trying to avoid looking at the sun.
It does look like a replacement top Royce. I'm guessing the car was just a few years old when the photo was taken. Here is a closer look.
It is possible this is the same car on a different occasion FWIW.
Royce - Your comment reminded me of my dad, telling me when I was a kid, working on my first Model A Ford,.... he told me that if you buy Sears Roebucks best grade,....not "good" or "better", but "best", I'd usually be okay. This was especially true of Sears tires. Also, Sears Craftsman brand tools were fairly good tools with a heck of a good guarantee, but remember when there were many cheaper tools that Sears sold with the brand name,...."Dunlap"? Dad told me to "NEVER" buy Dunlap tools as they were junk.