Found these two lovely photo-postcards at a flea market in Italy. Judging from the clothing style and the automobile, I’d date them to the early 20th century, possibly the 1920s, but please do correct me if I’m wrong. They were displayed together with other photo-postcards in which various people from the group photo also appeared, so they must have once been part of someone’s family collection. I only bought these two, as they were the most striking.
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I love that top photo! I had a look online to see if I could find the car, but can only find similarities. I think it’s definitely 1920s, mostly likely early part of the decade. It looks like a touring car or a small (very small) charabanc in design. What gets me is that the front wheels don’t have any guards (Fenders, I think they’re called). It’s a 6 seater, by the look of it, with a hood (or whatever it’s called – covering for the top) hidden at the back (you can just about make out the mechanism for it by the woman’s hand (the woman at the back). It looks very dusty and from the women’s goggles/visors, I’d say they’ve been in a very dry region, probably on a dirt road.
Thank you! I have acquired MANY more since, I just need to make the time and scan them, so I can share them on here.
Looking forward to seeing what you’ve found! 😀