Quite a few family snaps were taken in the backyard of the Phelan home and the store and it's interesting to see what is in the background of the photos. In this case I'm looking at a particular car. Neil was photographed in their car, a Bean, in about 1925. He's wearing a pair of sunglasses that must have belonged to uncle Chas Sims I think - he was a bit of a lad. The Bean was owned by his grandfather Sims who bought it new.
|Young Neil Phelan in his family's Bean car, c1925.
|The Bean and Neil Phelan c1925
|From the 1919 Bean catalogue.
|Neil Phelan, backyard of the Phelan home in Mitiamo c1925.
The Bean car is in the background.
|A restored Bean 11.9, England.
|A restored Bean Fourteen Tourer, England
This post has been in response to the Sepia Saturday theme photo for this week, a film crew on an Australian beach. I've chose to match the element of people wearing sunglasses.