Wednesday, August 17, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ~ 1904 Car

This photograph of my great uncle Charles C. Adsit, Jr. (1892 - 1944) and his sister, my grandmother, Elizabeth Adsit (1897 - 1983), was taken at Lake Forest (Illinois) in about 1904, based on the handwritten notes on this page of the photograph album.

I found an image online of a 1904 Kensington Touring Car that looks a lot like this car. Anyone know antique cars well enough to confirm this?

I wonder if young Charles was learning to drive, at age 12, or were they just posing for the picture? 

Wordless Wednesday is a daily blogging prompt from GeneaBloggers, the genealogy community’s resource for blogging. It is used by many genealogy bloggers to help them tell stories of their ancestors.


  1. I love this photo! As soon as I saw it all I could think of was the beginning of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when Jeremy and Jemima are sitting in the front seat of Chitty. I bet your great-uncle and grandmother had fun!

  2. Cynthia - I love this photo too. They look so serious that it makes me wonder if they were just posing for a photograph. Cars were so new that it must have been fun to sit in one as a child.