Woman sitting on bumper bar of a car at Warwick Farm racecourse

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Format: Glass plate negative.

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Repository: Thomas Lennon Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/collection=Thomas_Lennon_ Photographic

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  1. papillon aa 11 months ago | reply

    Douceur de vivre just before the war

  2. Zimmerman, Wolfgang 10 months ago | reply

    Love the number plate: 2737. Not many cars in those days ;-)

    Great nostalgic image. Love it.

  3. Digijudy 9 months ago | reply

    I think she looks a lot like Kaley Cuoco.

  4. capnstarlight 5 months ago | reply

    that number plate would fetch a bob now

  5. hamza.bayram //kuzeybatı67 5 months ago | reply

    Ford nostalgic vehicle of 1936

  6. TAMER777 5 months ago | reply

    I have the look.......Dressed to kill.......so elegant and smart!

  7. SJH Foto 2 months ago | reply

    Just by looking at her dress, you can see how morals have decayed since then

  8. Quackademic 2 months ago | reply

    A totally illogical assumption!

  9. Pixel Wrangler 2 months ago | reply

    wrote:
    Just by looking at her dress, you can see how morals have decayed since then

    @SJH Foto Are you saying that showing more leg indicates having fewer (or looser) morals?

  10. holloway steve 2 months ago | reply

    utter nonsense. Dresses and skirts were shorter than this 10 years before this was taken and dresses this length are still worn now as they have been for the last 80years.

  11. Howard33 2 months ago | reply

    Hat, high heeled shoes, gloves . . . and two objects on her lap. A purse, maybe? What else?

  12. trebor.mmirb 2 months ago | reply

    I love these vintage pictures.

  13. Darkroom Daze 2 months ago | reply

    Every time I look at this photo I wonder what exactly she's sitting on. The bumper (fender) looks as if it has a hard edge, and surely not comfortable to be sitting on for more than a few seconds, yet she seems quite relaxed. Is there also some of kind 'shelf' between the bumper and the car body proper, e.g. for luggage, that she could also be sitting on?

  14. Howard33 2 months ago | reply

    Most cars of that period had a luggage rack. An enclosed trunk (boot) became a part of the body in the early 30's. The rack could be rotated from vertical to horizontal, making it a reasonably comfortable seat.

  15. Darkroom Daze 2 months ago | reply

    Thanks - that must be the answer then.

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