Lost People

September 28, 2010

1918 Oakland automobile

I found this in an antique store in Central Pennsylvania. It was in a box of old photos, all of which were a quarter a piece.

Makes me sad that these wonderful people no longer have names, and their families didn’t want to, or weren’t able to, hold onto this picture for generations.

Prediction: Someday we’ll have the ability to scan a photo and immediately trace descendants based on facial features alone. It’ll be an iPhone app a few years.

The vehicle is a 1918 Oakland, which was manufactured by the Oakland Motor Car Company of Pontiac, Michigan (in Oakland County) which became a division of General Motors. Its price point sat between Chevrolet and Oldmobile until quality issues forced GM to discontinue the line in 1939. Oldsmobile was discontinued in 2004.


One comment

  1. I’m pretty sure that Oakland morphed into Pontiac.

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