Vernon stands behind a 1936 Chevrolet coupe in Falmouth, probably in
the summer of 1936 or 1937.
route sign in the background has an L, probably to
indicate that US 27 will turn left at the next corner (from
northbound Main Street onto West Shelby Street). Also in the
background is the competition: the M.S. Myers Machine Shop &
Garage, offering authorized Buick service.
the foreground, the sidewalk in front of Shoemakers showroom
window was wide enough for wooden benches and a couple of gasoline
pumps. Customers would often pull up to buy just a dollar's
worth of gas, which should be enough to get them to Cincinnati, 37
miles away. They'd stop their cars right on the street, along
the curb where the pumps were located. And my father is
standing behind one such car.