Like many families, we have studio photographs, snapshots, and now digital photographs galore. Way too many of them are not labeled. However, those that are known might be able to help someone else identify someone or something.
Keep Trying to Date Those Photographs
In 1910 during the census and 1913 according to the Louisville City Directory, William G. Armstrong lived with his family at 116 E. Barbee St., Ward 5, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
Carolyn Donella Beauchamp sent this photograph to my mom in 2001. My mom sent it on to my aunt. My aunt mailed it to me this past week. In the last fifteen years, the photo has traveled about 3,500 miles, probably farther than the car did.
William Garrett Armstrong, Flora Anna (Coogle) Armstrong, Flora Araminta Armstrong and Mary Elizabeth Armstrong ca. 1910 in a touring car. Looking at this photo reminds me of the staged photos taken at tourist attractions in outfits from 1880s saloons. It feels like a backdrop available for photos at a state or county fair. From the size of the girls, it could have been taken as early as 1909. I doubt the car was owned by my great-grandfather.
This touring car resembles an Auburn or a Zimmerman from 1909 or 1910. Advertisements or catalogs from the time period would be a big help in identification. The steering wheel appears to be at a different angle than many other cars of the day. Once the car is identified and dated, it may be easier to nail down a date.