Henry Hamel's 1913 REO automobile

Title

Henry Hamel's 1913 REO automobile

Description

Black and white image of a couple standing next to a car, with two men sitting in the front of the car. The road is dirt, though a fence borders one side, and appears to run through a wooded area. This location is near the intersection of Laidlaw and Kaizer Roads and the newly renamed Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District's Hansen Ridge Park. According to museum records, the man driving is Henry Hamel, while the couple standing beside the car are Gus and Freda Erickson, Hamel's relatives. The REO Motor Car Company was one of the first to mass-produce automobiles in the United States, though it discontinued its automobile manufacturing to focus on trucks after 1936. They are most famous for their precursor to today's pickup trucks, the REO Speed Wagon light delivery truck.

Date Created

circa 1914

Medium

copy prints

Identifier

WCMpic_010578

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Washington County Museum at librarian@washingtoncountymuseum.org.