I like the running board on this car. I like the fact that they can sit on it. I think it's too bad cars don't have running boards these days.
These men are brothers, 3 of 16 siblings born to Fred Gerner and Elvira (Bartley) Gerner.
From left to right are John, Lon or Fon, and Warren.
John was born in November, 1882, in Winfield, West Virginia. His parents were married in Butler County, Pennsylvania, but moved to WV and stayed for a number of years. They later moved back to Butler County.
Alonzo and Alfonzo (Lon and Fon for short) were twins, born in July, 1874, also in West Virginia. I believe they were identical because in the other photo I have of them, a nephew who knew them couldn't tell them apart. If I knew the year of the car, it might help tell which brother this is. Lon died in October, 1940, so if the car is a 1941 model, this would be Fon.
Warren was born in July, 1890, in Butler County, Pennsylvania. When one of his nephews sent me some photographs of Gerner family members, I remembered this photo from my mother's album. It was identified only with first names of these men. But who could miss that handsome man with the bald head, and I was able to identify these men as Gerner siblings.
Do you have a guess what year this photo was taken? I'd be grateful for estimates based on the car or the ages of the men.
Do you remember running boards on cars? Did you ever sit or ride on one? Do you have photographs of fathers or grandfathers, uncles or great-uncles posed near cars?
If you enjoyed looking at this photograph you might enjoy other Sepia Saturday posts.