If someone can identify the type of car, that would be great..
It's a 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Special Sedan, also called a Model 21BA. This was a higher-end Chev, having cowl-lights and dual side-mount spares (but only one horn and windshield-wiper).
Do you know the story of where he was going, or what he was doing?
Neat picture. The story behind the picture would make it even neater.
My aunt is taking all of the old family pictures like these, and is writing on the back of them, in pencil, as to who is in the picture, and where/why it was taken. She figured if she didn't do it now, that the information would be lost forever.
Ok, got some info about the pic from wifey and her uncle:
He was heading to Leslie and Harlan counties in Kentucky in 1944 to begin mission works...
Warner's Corner gas and grocery store near Corry, PA in the background in this picture....
some more info from wife:
He had attended a seminary as well as one year of medical school as a requirement to be a foreign missionary and was on his way to South America. However, he stopped in Kentucky on the way and decided to stay to do mission work there instead.
On extreme left of picture is a placard "Jesus Never Dies".
Passenger windscreen appears to have gas ration stickers.
Can't tell if road is paved or dirt, or "in-between" hot top/ macadam/ oiled surface. Looks well taken care of.
WWII was hard on tires, the ones on the car look serviceable, and the spare is something to be proud of.
I like how the chrome bumper is nice, but not too nice, like you see on restored cars, or in modern- nostalgic movies where every car is perfect.
And note the radio antenna, a BIG DEAL!
PS, Kodachrome back then had an ISO/ASA of 10. Yup, 10. Hold still. This explains the shallow depth of field. Photographer was firing on all cylinders with what he had.