vintage: grandpa driving a fancy car

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    Hayden, Arizona. Desert. My grandpa Glenn Gilmer. Fancy car. Early 1920s.

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    1. Mirror Image Gallery 58 months ago | reply

      Great car. When I was a kid back in the 1950's my brother and are built many home made cars. The scary part is we would push each other down Pine Hill by our house. Most the time the tires would fall off or we would crash and flip into the curb. Thanks for the memory. Great photo!

    2. freeparking yay 58 months ago | reply

      Haha, it's a wonder how kids ever survive childhood. Glad you like the photo. :)

    3. Roadsidepictures 55 months ago | reply

      What a treasure!!

    4. MikeBrowne 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for posting this under a CC license. I used it in a blog post about being grateful for drive:

      defrig.com/2009/10/23/031-i-am-grateful-for-drive/

    5. freeparking yay 53 months ago | reply

      blue387 - Are you the author of that article, or associated with that magazine/website? It appears to be commercial in nature, and my photo is specifically labelled for all use EXCEPT commercial, unless I give permission first.

    6. Blue387 53 months ago | reply

      I am not the author.

    7. freeparking yay 53 months ago | reply

      blue387 - I did write to them to point out they have violated the license permission. I'm just wondering what your motive was in pointing this out to me. You're not the author, but are you associated with the magazine in some way? It's curious.

    8. Roadsidepictures 53 months ago | reply

      Could it be that Blue387's motive was to let you know that your photo was being used illegally? If I see a photo I recognize being used without permission, I ALWAYS let the owner/photographer know.

    9. freeparking yay 53 months ago | reply

      roadsidepictures - It could be! But I don't know, and that's why I'm curious. If so, I'm glad he pointed it out to me. It's becoming an issue more and more with my old photos.

    10. Roadsidepictures 53 months ago | reply

      I know, it's pretty sad. One guy was selling magnets on Ebay with my pictures on them! A letter to Ebay and the seller put a halt to it.

    11. MikeBrowne 53 months ago | reply

      Sad that happened as I have a whole photo album full of old pictures I was going to scan and post. Now I'm having second thoughts.

    12. freeparking yay 53 months ago | reply

      Nah, it's mostly a totally positive experience sharing old photos like this. It's good to let them loose unto the world.

    13. MartinaJosefa 52 months ago | reply

      This picture is actually taken in Hayden. The same homes are in the picture with the 2 little boys atop a mule in "Glenn and..." . The houses are on mainstreet heading north before the road was built. My grandparents lived in a similar home in Hayden... Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures! Did you know Hayden just celebrated their 100th Anniversary!

    14. freeparking yay 52 months ago | reply

      Very good! I knew I'd have to be editing some photos eventually, considering they moved around between Globe, Hayden, Superior, Ray, etc. I've never been to any of the towns, I can't identify anything myself. Thanks for information!

    15. mikerpt1956 51 months ago | reply

      Hey freeparking, another great pic of Hayden. I'm sorry to hear about the unauthorized use of your photo.

      I think I know about where the picture was taken in Hayden. As for the homes being "tract" homes. Not in the sense that we know of the style today. But Hayden was established in 1909. Once it was felt that Hayden would be an established town, more permanent buildings were constructed. The copper companies would build several houses using the same blueprint or plan with some variation and also depending on who was going to live there. The higher up you were in the company, the more variation and unique your home.
      Some houses still standing in Hayden are called "Cracker Tin" or "Shotgun" houses. These are long and narrow (~10 feet) wide houses that could be lifted off foundations, loaded onto a train flat bed and moved where needed.

    16. freeparking yay 51 months ago | reply

      That's interesting. Thank you for that information!

    17. Fine Stone Miniatures 47 months ago | reply

      Cracking good photo this! Do you happen to know if this car was pedal powered or just a glider?

    18. freeparking yay 47 months ago | reply

      For his sake, I sure hope it was a pedal! But I don't know.

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