I wonder what the neighborhood looks like today? I can see how close the houses are together- my minds eye says it doesn't look good anymore.
They are all sitting there thinking [Creep now!!] Bud.
Actually they are waiting to see if the guy that parked on the wrong side of the street gets a ticket.
Since the toolbox is on the right side maybe the car is right hand drive and it is in a country that drives on the left. ??
Picture is probably reversed. Notice the front wheels are turned toward the curb on a hill, like we were all taught to do before cars had a 'Park' on the gear shift selector.
I think it's USA left hand drive because the Acct gen or Presto lite tank is on the left side.Parked like he also has a self starter.Bud.
I don't think it's reversed negative, or a RHD car.
The toolbox is likely mounted on the passenger side because the carbide generator would be in the way on the drivers side... unless the lights have been electrified, then it could be the drivers side we're looking at.
I see a front door hinge, which would rule out a reversed image of a USA built car.
If those front tires are 30x3 (hard to tell for sure) then it would also rule out a Canadian built RHD car.
Interesting. House looks like a duplex. Did they have them in those days?
I can't tell which side the steering wheel,is on
I know I don't want any neighbors that close! I have some, but I have to look hard to see them, especially in summer when there's leaves on the trees.
I would think that in those days, a lot of areas would not have had laws against parking on the left side of the road. Outside of major cities, there wasn't enough traffic to matter that much. Even in the '50s, I remember a lot of people doing that.
That could have been a duplex. They have been around for a long, long, time. Some were cheap housing and many have not survived this long. Others, it was common for siblings to build a duplex and spend much of their lives as neighbors. That building looks fairly nice and I would guess that to be a possibility.
Nice car. Great photo! Thank you again, Jay!
drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I'd bet almost anything it is a duplex. I zoomed in as best I could on the little sign under the eves on the right side of the building. I can't make out what it says, but it does look like the first letter on the left is larger than the rest, suggesting it's a capital letter. So, I'm thinking it is probably the name of the occupant and since the first letter, a capital letter, is on the left, the photo is not reversed.
I very certainly could be wrong....
They're sitting there wondering how they are going to move into their new house. Dang builder forgot to put in the doors.
See how the porch goes around the house and the door is behind the kid? You can just see one edge of the door.
You would appreciate that set-back door on a windy day when it was -10 or colder, or when the wind is blowing 80 mph.
There is probably a door on the other side too.
There is only one house number though, but it could still be a duplex.
The house is a duplex, and the car is a '13, and it's parked on a one way street!
Looks like the old man sprung for a $5 Ford Special speedo. They're just sittin' there wondering if they should ever drive their new Ford since it doesn't have the accessory under-the-axle wishbone support.
Not a very picturesque building but I always liked the way canvas window awnings looked.
I wonder how long the flat roof on the porch will hold up?? No driveway to shovel in winter! Bud.
The speedometer in a '13 would not be a Ford Special, and there was no extra charge for a speedometer in 1913.
1913 speedometer would have been either a Stewart model 26 (early) or a Stewart Model C (bottom picture).
What is that blur behind the center column? A swinging porch swing? A rocking chair? Perhaps someone was sitting and rocking or swinging when the photographer asked them to come down for the photo and left it rocking or swinging when the picture was taken. Looks like there is another child sitting in a chair, hidden by the box and the roof of the car. You can see his legs between the top of the box and the roof. Perhaps he didn't want his picture taken so he jumped up and moved. What say you Watson? Jim Patrick
Don't know if this helps but........
The houses in those days did not have a driveway.
They had a horse barn behind the house which was usually accessed from the alley behind the house.
The horse barns were converted to garages in great numbers.
If the horse barn (or garage) was accessed by a drive along side the house, the houses were much further apart.
The old ally-behind-the house trick is gone.
allies were used to take feed and bedding to the horses and for hauling away horse apples.
Royce: Did that model C get mounted on a slant, or haven't I had enough coffee this morning!
If so someone will have to be in Russia to fix it!
Here's the unedited image:
It look's like the hubcaps are painted on the ends? Bud.
Hubcaps were black on the ends for certain years. Check the encyclopedia for more info.
Yup,But car was said to be a 13 and i thought the painted ends were 14? Bud.
Picture of brand new 1913 showing black oxide hub caps. In 1914 Ford went to a cheaper black enamel on the hubcaps.