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So, Hemmings Nation, Jack Shea has placed a good amount of faith in you. Noting what sleuthing we’ve done on the cars and locations in old photographs in the past, he sent along this photograph of his grandparents, one of a larger stash of photographs of them vacationing in New England in the 1930s and 1940s. Jack writes:
The one I enclosed is a typical shot with the car prominently positioned front and center! My grandparents on both sides where real car people, having bought more than the usual number in their life time. My Grandfather in the photo is Patrick Haligan a WW1 Veteran who also was a Jersey City NJ firefighter for 37 years and a New York City Liquor Control Officer from 1945 to 1954.
Jack also supplied a location of Watkins Glen, New York, though so far I’ve found no reference to a Sigrid Lodge or High View House in Watkins Glen. There was a High View House hotel in Haines Falls, New York, down in the Catskills, and another one in the Catskills near Liberty, New York, that made headlines in 1962 when it burned down, killing four people.
As for the 1936 Chevrolet, it appears to be a Master Deluxe, perhaps a sedan, judging from the distance between windshield and rear window.