Updated: more photos added. Mark L. Mooney was an American automobile dealer who owned Chrysler, Packard and Fiat dealerships in Shanghai, China. Not much is known about him at this time, although apparently he was well connected in both the automobile industry and in political circles in the US and China.
There is no documentation accompanying today’s set of photos other than the fact that the pictures are Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company promotional images. It appears the company was involved in sponsoring a twelve-thousand mile trip in the US in which Mooney and his family traveled in a Chrysler sedan with the “Shanghai III” trailer in tow. The man with his hat in hand in the lead image appears to be a Goodyear representative. The automobile is equipped with a set Goodyear’s “Air Wheels,” view other balloon tires here produced in the early-1930s.