I don't know why, but I am ALWAYS amazed when I see pictures like this, it is at that point I remember that our Model T's where some ones "everyday" car at one point!
With the shiny brass and waxed and polished body, it's either brand new and he just brought it home to give everyone a ride in, or he's very proud of it. Jim Patrick
This is one of the fine advertising images from Ford. I love these.
I am not positive, But I cannot find a horn bulb, and I think I see an electric horn button on the column. That, with brass trim on all the lamps, puts it in the crossover from maybe April '15 (speculated first electric horns on open cars) through maybe September '15 when the brass trim was almost gone from production. Both those features had an unusually long crossover time. Many open Ts had bulb horns through June and several have been shown into July. While the black trim for the lamps was directed early in July and began showing up soon after.
The sedans and couplets had electric horns from the beginning of 1915 model production which began in September '14 for closed cars. Open car production is said to have begun in January '15 with some branch assembly plants continuing the '14 style as late as April '15.
There was a lot going on at Ford during that time.
That car appears to be very new. Even the tires aren't very dirty yet, and on that road.
Thank you very much, Jay!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
As Erich said, that is a Ford PR pic. I have a large framed copy of it on my bedroom wall. It's a neat picture, with the lady of the house offering a ladle of water to the "travelers" in their new '15. Note the off-white (not white) smoothie tires which, as Wayne noted, are squeaky-clean.
That's a lovely shot with a large format camera, made by a photographer who knew what he was doing.
Great photo. I am no expert on the subject but when I blow up the picture I too think I can see a horn button.
Yes, I see a horn button too. Interesting they have posed the driver holding the spark lever while they are being served the water. I don't see the point in that.
It is a fun picture.
Maybe it's running and he's poised to make a fast get-a-way... probably moonshine in the ladle. :-)
Yes ... I thought the same thing...
That woman who is standing looks like she has on an apron. Maybe she is the maid and they had her crank the car? Is that a pencil or pen in her hand? Maybe she has a list of items she needs for the house?
Looks like she has a dipper in her hand, maybe offering the travelers a drink of water.
Jay: Your picture reminded me of an old family picture of my Grandfather and his Model T going to church on Sunday morning. My Grandmother is holding my Mother as a baby and this picture was taken in 1917. The Model T is probably a 1913. I played on it after it was stored in the barn and was later sold - don't know where it went? Many years later I found a 1914 Touring car and will try to post it on next picture.
Jay: This picture was taken around 2008 with my Mother in our 1914 Touring car. She enjoys riding in the Model T and all the old stories told by my Uncle who is sitting in the front on the previous picture and is now 98. My Mother just celebrated her 96th birthday in June.