1948 man on tractor. The Fox Co. San Antonio, Tex

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Man on tractor 1948 San Antonio TEX

1948 is the date on the photograph.

Could it be a new tractor?  Could he be showing it off?  Something about this picture interested me because you see a lot of guys and gals beside their automobiles but not many beside or on their tractors.  Perhaps some of you will know what kind of tractor it was.  The back of the card says THE FOX COMPANY, SAN ANTONIO, TEX. JULY 1948.

Scanning the old photographs seems to enlarge them so the detail is clearer and someone may be able to say what he was doing.  Probably we will never know who the driver was and that is sad.

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have a few old family photos that have that decorative border around the edge.  I love looking at them.

Dec 02, 2019 03:17 PM #1
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Barbara.

I agree that is one old photo, wonder where it was taken, have any ideas?

Dec 03, 2019 02:10 AM #2
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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Some times the photo may be of a person and their most prized possession. I'm wondering if that was the case and if the tractor company used this picture in an advertisement. Thanks for sharing. 

Dec 03, 2019 10:26 AM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, try scanning them and notice how much larger they appear.

Dec 03, 2019 11:34 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, probably San Antonio since that was where it was developed?

Dec 03, 2019 11:35 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Gwen, I had not thought about it being used for an advertisement!

Dec 03, 2019 11:36 AM #6
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James Wyatt

Looks like John Deer

Dec 03, 2019 11:40 AM #7
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I agree with James. It was probably a John DFeere. Here's a picture of an antique 1948 John Deere Model A tractor.

BTW, James Wyatt is the one whose bicycle I borrowed in 1953.

Dec 03, 2019 12:52 PM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James Wyatt and Don Thompson, thanks for the info on the tractor.  Were they nearly all John Deeres back then.....and now?

Dec 03, 2019 01:24 PM #9
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

no, now there are a lot of Japanese and Chinese tractors that are cheaper.

Dec 03, 2019 05:56 PM #10
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