In the middle of two of the Oklahoma Harvest photographs is a Case automobile and two men.Look as the car radiator – it is a Case automobile – a luxury car of its day. I did not know before researching the Case car that the Case Corporation produced automobiles.
According to Racine History (http://www.racinehistory.com/jicase.html), “in 1910, the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co. purchased the Pierce Motor Co. … The Case Company renamed the Automobile “Case” … Case automobiles came in Touring models, Sedans, Coupes, and a few sporting types. Case continued to build automobiles until the mid 1920s.”
You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjPmkmm7iBM ) presents an interesting slide show of the Case Automobile Company cars.
Circa 1910 – While the Joe Kirmse Shattuck Farm photograph is labeled 1907, the Case automobile was not produced until 1910 – hence the date is 1910 or later.
Goodwin, Oklahoma – near Goodwin, Oklahoma. The farms owned by Joe Kirmse and Louis Kirmse are 5 miles east of Goodwin, Oklahoma and southwest of Shattuck, Oklahoma.
- Scanned from photographs shared by Judy (Kirmse) Yordi, April 26, 2015.
- Helen (Kirmse) Hacker shared this photograph October 2003.