Trying to identify year of car in old family photograph

fpigfpig Member Posts: 2
edited October 2015 in General
I am researching my family and I have a tin-type photo of my family in this old car. Knowing the year and make of the car would help me tremendously! Thanks


  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,641
    edited October 2015
    That looks like a 1903 Pierce-Stanhope car, one of the first made by what became Pierce Arrow. Here's a photo, the configuration looks correct:

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Member Posts: 27,103
    I've darkened the overall photo to see what's underneath between the rear wheels.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    edited October 2015
    I can't see @texases's photo but I was able to grab a screen shot from the URL (and not to be outdone by @imidazol97, I flipped it. :) )

  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,641
    edited October 2015
    Thanks, @stever - google "1903 Pierce Stanhope" and look at images, looks like a match.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    I'm having trouble pinning down the steering tiller. They seem to be all over the place.
  • fpigfpig Member Posts: 2
    Awesome guys! Thanks texases and stever!
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,998
    Nice work, texases. So many detail items (proportion, shape of front guard/footrest, angle of engine cover, body line between seat and engine, seat rails) appear right, I think you are likely correct.
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