Local Alexandria Teacher Buys a Ford

Miss Elizabeth Ramey (1924)
Miss Elizabeth Ramey (1924)

I rarely need to augment these colorized photos with words. It’s almost spooky to look at a color photo from almost 90 years ago. All the previous ones have been amazing and this one is right up there.

Elizabeth Ramey was a GWU graduate and was a teacher in Alexandria, Virginia back in 1924. She was born in 1896, so at the time of this photo, she was 28 years old. She was quite the modern woman, because she was also the proud owner of a Model T Ford.

Miss Ramey in her Model T (1924)
Miss Ramey in her Model T (1924)

You probably could have guessed this, but both photos were courtesy of my favorite site … Shorpy.

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

Check Also

Alexandria, VA as seen from the air in 1919

Alexandria Viewed From an Airplane in 1919

This fascinating old photograph shows Alexandria, as seen from the air, in 1919. Click on …