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Linus Tremaine

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The light color car way in the back may be a '41 DeSoto.  That '41 Plymouth looks a bit "seasoned" with a rumpled rear fender.  I'm thinking the picture was taken in a  late WWII year, perhaps spring or fall based on how people were dressed.

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July 22 , 1942

How did you arrive at that date?  I would like to have a few of those street lights for my driveway !

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Just playing , thought it was as good a guess as any.

I see a photo number in the bottom right corner.

Did a quick search but didn't find anything.

How did you arrive at that date?  I would like to have a few of those street lights for my driveway !

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I see a '39 Chevrolet.

Well, if there is a 1941 Plymouth in the photo, the photo date has to be 1941 or newer.

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John , looking at the side of the grill on the close one it might be a 40.  The car coming over the hill in the background might be a 41.

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John , looking at the side of the grill on the close one it might be a 40.  The car coming over the hill in the background might be a 41.

I see what you mean, but it has 1941 bumpers and the headlamp bezel with the parking light bulging on top looks to be 1941, also.

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Well, if there is a 1941 Plymouth in the photo, the photo date has to be 1941 or newer.

 Yes, I agree. The second car from the near left is the 1939 Chevrolet, behind the one you can only see the rear of.

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This photo looks to be by the same photographer plus or minus a few minutes. You can see the Packard - Chev - Plym down the street.

Caption with this new piece of evidence said "circa 1950".

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A 1941 Chevy in the foreground. Nothing appears to be newer, but that could be anytime during the war years as there were not that many 1942 automobiles sold.

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What is the first car beyond the mailbox?  My first instinct was that it was a '34 Ford.  But, the headlights look too small, no horns are visible, the dip of the bumper isn't "saggy" enough, the sides of the windshield appear to slant slightly inward, and the way the front of the fender curves inward doesn't look quite right.  Maybe it's just the photo, or could it perhaps be a '34 Studebaker?  What do you think?  Next one a '40 Lasalle?  Then the easy one, a '37 Chevy;  Squared off fenders o the next one could mean '41 Pontiac, maybe, then about a '40 Chevy.   What's your guess?

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What is the first car beyond the mailbox?  My first instinct was that it was a '34 Ford.  But, the headlights look too small, no horns are visible, the dip of the bumper isn't "saggy" enough, the sides of the windshield appear to slant slightly inward, and the way the front of the fender curves inward doesn't look quite right.  Maybe it's just the photo, or could it be a '34 Studebaker?  What do you think? 

Yes....1934 Studebaker.

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Well, I see a 1941 Plymouth.

I don't.  Definitely NOT a 40's Plymouth.  Best guess ... 1931.  Late 30's and on had the headlights in the fenders.  I have a '39 and this one is MUCH older than mine.

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I don't.  Definitely NOT a 40's Plymouth.  Best guess ... 1931.  Late 30's and on had the headlights in the fenders.  I have a '39 and this one is MUCH older than mine.

Dorky D, I think you're looking at the wrong car. If you click to enlarge 1st photo in this string, you should see a 1941 Plymouth (not 40) just under the Western Union sign.

Original question was "What year do we think this (photo) was taken?"  My guess: shortly after WWII.

In any event, welcome to the forum.

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I don't.  Definitely NOT a 40's Plymouth.  Best guess ... 1931.  Late 30's and on had the headlights in the fenders.  I have a '39 and this one is MUCH older than mine.

Which photo has a 1931 anything in it?

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