Vintage Snapshot: Margaret Ransohoff With Her First Car

I ran into this in my wanderings on the web, and not surprisingly, it caught my eye. But I wondered about whose car it was. The way she’s touching the headlight so tenderly made me think it most likely was hers, but I couldn’t be sure. That is, until its hidden caption appeared only just as I uploaded it into CC:

Margaret Ransohoff of Bay Village (Ohio) with the first car she owned, after her sophomore year of college.

Update: CC reader Oliver Twist found the original newspaper article that this picture was used in, from The Plain Dealer in 2007, in a series entitled “My Car”:

This makes the picture (from 1973) complete, and explains why it was out there on the web.


Thanks to Google, it wasn’t hard to find Ms. Ransohoff again, this time hosting a garden party in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Is she still driving a Mercedes? Given her history and economic status, quite likely. Or maybe a Tesla? She is an early adopter, after all.