Self-Portrait of Photographer with Car | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Self-Portrait of Photographer with Car


The photographer stands beside an automobile with a 1935 Wisconsin license plate. Four large (possibly Norwegian) trunks with decorative painting are tied to the rear bumper. The car is parked in front of the Trimpey Studios and Antique Shop, which is identifiable by the distinctive Prairie Style door. Dolls in the shop window are visible through the windshield of the car, and belong to the photographer's wife, Alice Kent Trimpey. Produce is visible in the Kroger's Grocery store window to the right.


Image ID: 73762

Creation Date: 1935 

Creator Name: Trimpey, Ephraim Burt

City: Baraboo

County: Sauk

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Trimpey, Ephraim Burt : Photographs, circa 1910-1940

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (X91)4627

Original Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 inches




Cities and towns

Clothing and dress

Commercial buildings


Grocery trade



Outdoor photography


Portrait photography

Show windows


Signs and signboards


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