Dave’s grandmother, Pearl, was, like my Nana, a person who saved photos, letters and mementos, which have passed on to us. Although Oklahoma was a new state in the early 1900’s, with much undeveloped land, it doesn’t mean that residents had to “do without,” especially when it came to those new-fangled things they called automobiles.
Here are photos of Pearl out riding with friends. These first few, I believe, are before she married Earl Stufflebean in 1915. I know nothing about old cars, but I would guess that this first one dates from 1910-1915.
These two are my favorites, though. Earl Stufflebean was out for a ride and had a bit of car trouble:
These last two pictures are of a different style of photo and were not taken at the same time as the five earlier pictures. I bet Earl had fun pushing that car out of the ditch! An unknown friend is at the steering wheel. Below, it appears he was checking out the car to make sure all was good. Could this be the 1920 Ford Model T touring car?
If you have any insights as to which car models these are, please leave a comment.