I try to pick out a general style of car to figure out a photo's approximate date. For example, 1900-1910 was the era of the horseless carriage, 1910-1920 was the era of the open touring cars, and the 1920-1930 was the era of the skinny-fendered sedan. By the mid-1930's rooflines and fenders were rounding out and headlights were becoming parts of the fenders. By 1940 most headlights had been absorbed into the fenders and then rounded fenders began to disappear by the end of the decade.
OK, I need someone to push the pedals!
During this period a closed car was considered a luxury.
Ralph and Anna.
The family car awaits its next errand.
Looks like this automobile has gas lamps. That would be a nice parade car to have today.
Monford and the Bug. Looks like a homemade body from the hood to the spare tires.
The son of Benjamin Reuhl tries to use his powers to stop a snowball in mid-flight. It can be seen by the passenger side headlight.
Now there's a jalopy!
Two heads, one headlight.
Gene, his buddy, and his jalopy.