Friday, June 26, 2009

Working Hard: A Scene From the Early Days of the Automotive Industry

The photograph above includes my great-grandfather and some other men in a factory building. My great-grandfather is the man standing behind the body of an early car by himself. I believe the factory is Vauxhall Motors in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. I am unsure of when this picture was taken, but my guess is either in the early-1900s or after World War One. I do know, though that my great-grandfather worked for Vauxhall Motors, although I do not know when he began working for the company. The only thing written on the back of the picture was my great-grandfather's surname.


Dorene from Ohio said...

What a beautiful photo....our
ancestors had such a great work ethic!

Family Attic said...

What a great photo. I agree that the photo is probably in the early 1900's - based on the look of the vehicles and their clothing.

kinfolknews said...

I love the photo! Thank you for sharing it.

Brett Payne said...

A wonderful photograph thank you Jessica. I think if you contact Bozi Mohacek of the Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society either he or the society's members may be able to tell you a lot more about the photograph. For example, there's a good chance that they could tell you what car is being made, and the chassis numbers could well provide a date. I think the photo would be great interest to them, and they have been of enormous help to me in the past. Give it a try.

Regards and best wishes, Brett