Week 12: #52 Ancestors – Popular
By Eilene Lyon
I doubt I’d get much argument if I say that motor vehicles have been one of mankind’s most popular inventions. My great-grandfather, Charles Edward Smith, adopted the technology as soon as he could afford it. He had a grocery delivery business in Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, and found trucks preferable to horse-drawn wagons.
C.E. Smith passed his love of cars, trucks, and motorcycles to his children. I’ve shared a few of these photos before, but this seems like a good time to showcase the Smith family’s appreciation for motorized transportation. (Click on images to see larger versions.)
Feature image: Leon Smith driving the first Smith delivery truck