Though a "youngun" I agree with Ray for the Chevy looks to be about a 1947. Gee, that old Plymouth has seen better days and those bales of hay appear to be just held through the slide back sun roof that some cars sported back then. And heck Maw, those dents sure don't bother me and I'm too old to impress the gals now? You have to wonder if he bought a few bales from the Riding Academy run by a fellow named Carne Rose that would only be a block or two from the circle. They were going strong in the 50's.
THANKS, GUYS. I SHOULD HAVE NOTICED THAT CHEVY. I HAVE CHANGED THE DATE TO CIRCA 1947. NOT A SENIOR MOMENT, MORE LIKE TRYING TO ENHANCE THE PHOTO AND OVERLOOKING THE CHEVY. RAY: WAS THE 1946 CHEVY SIMILAR TO THE ONE IN THE PHOTO?
Tom - I believe that's Foy's Drug Store sign shown in the photo. The White Horse Diner stood where the parking lot for Ivy Tavern is now located.
Hi Tom, Your going to have to update the date again. Everyone is correct, regarding the 1947 Chevrolet, however to the very far left, coming up to the circle, is a 1949 or 1950 Chevrolet. They are so close in appearance, that at that distance, it could be either year. I'm inclined to say 1950. Also, the 1949 Mercury going north, further establishes the later date. Thanks to Lakeside Girl, for identifying Foy's Drug Store. Couldn't remember the name. As far as your question, regarding 1946 and 1947 Chevrolets; the same body was used, from 1941 to 1948. In 1942, the front fenders extended into the front doors, and that design remained through 1948. Add a t-bar to the grille of the 1947 and change the hood emblem from red to blue, and you have a 1948. A quick way to identify a 1946, is that the hood emblem has two vertical wings off the top. While the '47 and '48 are horizontal in design. This has got to be boring to most of your readers. You really have to be into automobiles, to think any of this is pertinent to our conversations. I have been hopelessly connected to automobiles all of my life and these photos of Trenton, another one my interests, just energizes me.