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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.

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One comment

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



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