Vintage snapshots of early motorists show original pride of ownership
In the early days of automobile ownership, the car was welcomed into the family with the fanfare of a new birth. There was original pride of ownership as photos were snapped of new owners with their new (or used) automobile. The car took on the nickname of “Flivver” in the early 20th century America.
When perusing an antiques store, garage sale or flea market, I seek out these old photos. Often, there is no explanation or name associated with the photo and sometimes there is a scant message penciled on the back of the picture.
The images in this category are a telling slice of Americana and they also include early motorcycles, buses, trains and airplanes.
If readers have such stories to share, email me a digital image with a few short explanatory paragraphs and I will upload to “Family Flivvers” at www.MaynardsGarage.com.
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