It seems like they&#8217ve packed up the aged Chalmers Motor Firm auto for a camping journey.  This is from the Thompson household album, and that may perhaps be Earl Franz at the wheel.

The date is a little bit perplexing.  We see a 1911 or 1912 Chalmers in this album, but this one is established up differently.  It may well be a calendar year or two afterwards.  This print seems immediately after some 1917 illustrations or photos in the album.  The album seems to keep to the chronology fairly diligently, so I suspect this was a 1913 or so Chalmers photographed in 1917.  Due to the fact I can&#8217t make out the very last digit of the calendar year on the plate,  we&#8217ll have to concentrate on the wonderful career they&#8217ve performed packing the car to head up into the hills.

As well lousy most automobiles don&#8217t have operating boards any more.  They&#8217re a good deal less complicated to get to than roof racks.

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