Art where are you? Kinda light. Does your photoshop tool work both ways?
Herb, the photo is only 34kb which is not a lot of photo real estate to play with. My Irfan view software couldn't help on the low contrast.
Thanks for trying Jay.
Too bad. It might have been a good one.
Best I could do.....
Try this one; I also flipped it so the sign on the side reads correctly--it isn't really a RHD!Very "pixelly" as it is such low resolution.
Yup, It's hard to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
I sent a note to John Regan just in case he had not seen the posting and he wanted to get a better look at the photo. If the original is an actual photo and not a photo post card -- it should scan an produce better details.
We can see the two-piece dash which would indicate early rather than later 1912.
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I had previously been pointed to the ebay listing and I very much appreciate the leads since I collect Piewagon pictures and am always seeking them. It is amazing the secrets you can learn from pictures if you have enough of them. I previously sent email to the owner of the ebay listing and asked if the original was any clearer or was it also washed out and he replied that the original was no better than the scans he was selling. Some of the the older sepia post cards pictures have held up wonderfully but others I think may have been overexposed right from the beginning.
FYI - the early 2 piece dash was retained for a rather long time into 1912 because the top of the windshield would be too low if the later one piece dash were used with the typical equal pane glass size windshield. Body with a fixed height at front cannot simply lower the front bow by pivoting it downward to make the top fit nicer as can be done with a Touring Car or Roadster. Later Delivery Cars with one piece dash used the windshield that had a taller lower glass pane to make up the height difference.
Sorry Herb - I'm with the rest of the guys - It just wouldn't come out in the wash!
The difficult we do our best on, the impossible is 'still impossible'
So far Darel is winning!
The original photo seems to have been saved with some type of a copy guard program that distorts the image. I have not seen this style before.
It may have just been a double exposed film.
Look close behind the piewagon and you can see several faces animal or human covering the full height of the photo.