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  • Jenny Fawbert says:

    SWEET – not only the cars but, way down the road, two people in a sulky.
    Back to the cars: at least six late 1920s [proper vintage] vehicles, Car 3 – the touring car in the centre is most likely a 1928 Oldsmobile, behind it, Car 2- possibly a Buick (but could be one of several other US origin c.1927-1928 tourers), and peaking out beside the truck I would say is a 1927/28 Chev.

    But as we need the most recent date in the 1930s cars we have, photo left to right:
    Car 1: lattice style bonnet inset and curve of the radiator shell says 1935 Ford to me;

    Car 4: 1936/37 style ‘teardrop’ mudguards, headlights external to muduards – might be 1937 Dodge, 1937 Chev, 1936 Ford, 1936 Hudson, 1936 Olds, 1936/37 Pontiac, 1936 Studebaker – the style of the car in the photo is just typically mid 1930s;

    Cars 5 & 6: seem to have more rounded/drooping bonnet fronts – if the mudguards were less full I would have said Chrysler Airflow 1934-36 but the rounded front and full teardrop guards could indicate maybe a 1936-37 Hupmobile.

    I’ll suggest – no cars later than 1937. Still it could be a street of not very new cars!!

    September 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm
  • enno says:

    My grandmother’s cousin only drove a sulky until he died in 1967.
    I agree, the newest car looks like around 1937, so it can’t be earlier than that.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm
  • enno says:

    The main building in the photo is no longer extant but the paler coloured building with the unusual chimneys further along is still there. At least, it was there when the Google StreetView car went by.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  • enno says:

    Out of shot on the photographer’s right is the Family Hotel

    September 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm
  • enno says:

    The paler building down the street has a very unusual orientation to the street, which suggests it was there before the street.

    September 17, 2012 at 11:33 am
  • Janette Pelosi says:

    For those who’d like to know more about the hospital itself see Agency 6396, Maitland Benevolent Asylum, later Maitland Hospital.

    September 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm
  • Anna Gray says:

    Thanks for everyone’s contributions to this “can you date?” Later than 1937 seems to be the consensus!
    – AG

    September 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm