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.
This photograph was sent by Carolyn Donella Beauchamp to her first cousin in 2001. My mom sent it on to her younger sister. My aunt mailed it to me this past week. In the last fifteen years, this photograph has traveled about 3,500 miles, possibly farther than the car ever did. I wonder how far away from Louisville it was ever driven.
William Garrett Armstrong, Flora Anna (Coogle) Armstrong, Flora Araminta Armstrong and Mary Elizabeth Armstrong ca. 1910 in a touring car. This feels like a fake backdrop available for photos at a state or county fair. It could be as early as 1909. I doubt the car was owned by my great-grandfather.
This touring car may be 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.