Photographs I've gleaned from flea markets, junk shops and sometimes ebay. The cheaper the better. Anything with a story that can be extracted from hand written notes, location research, local histories, census records......anything. A small band of fellow enthusiasts worldwide have helped me with many of these. Of course there are always mysteries that defy research, but there's even a story inside these. All images can be viewed at super-size on Flickr.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Men and their cars. 1920s

Couple and dog with car. Buckinghamshire numberplate. 1920s. Model T Ford.

A Model T (above) with Buckinghamshire numberplates and a bored dog, and (below) enjoying a beer in a London registered car. I'd like to think the driver didn't have one, but I doubt it.

Drink driving!


  1. Great old cars! I doubt it too:)

  2. Haha, the thought of drinking and driving in those vintage cars is somewhat hilarious. Of course, actual drunk driving isn't funny business at all, but the age and the pictures themselves are somewhat amusing. It's quite amazing to see people and how they drove long ago!

    -Leisa Dreps

  3. I'll try to put a story behind that second photo… Hmm, they seem to be proud of owning a newly-purchased car so they popped some bottles to drink and celebrate. They managed to take a photo and it unbelievably lasted for decades, and that's the same photo they took.

    How'd I come up with that? It's the same thing people do today. They pose for a photo with their car, then they post it online and brag about it on the internet.

    Naomi Champy

  4. Wow! That car totally reminds me of the movie “Public Enemies.” I think I’ve seen a few cars just like that one in the movie. And those guys really seem to enjoy their “new” car back then, hehe. I would, too, if I have a car as beautiful as that one.

    Ivo Beutler

  5. It’s really fascinating seeing vintage photos like these. It was during the 1920s when new makers of car proliferated, from the Model T Ford up to the luxurious Duesenberg and Rolls Royce. One of the biggest motor events in 1927 was the release of the new Ford, Model A which replaced the Model T after 18 years.

    Dante Mallet

  6. I guess these photos are the proof that men like to hang out with their cars – a lot! My husband loves his Camaro so much that he would sometimes hang out there with my brother and talk about a lot of things every time he comes over. I join them sometimes, and if the weather is fine, we also go on a long drive just to past the time and talk. I think that’s what those men in the second picture are doing too. =)

    Tyra Shortino