Not quite a pie truck but very nice looking truck in 1913.
Black and brass
Ken in Texas
Nice truck. Must have a piano finish paint job. Then there is the lady crossing the street. There are at least seven guys checking her out.
It is a great looking truck, Ken. Thanks for posting the link. I doubt that you could get a Steinway in it. It must have been the tuners truck.
I wonder what's in all those crates. They don't look large enough to be pianos.
There were Victrolas in the crates, "the Ipod of it's day" as Dave at Shorpy writes
So, next time I'll read the caption....
Looks like a 1913 bare chassis with a very nice custom body.
I wonder if the windshield is standard Ford, or an aftermarket?
Bare chassis did not come with a windshield. So any brand from the era would be "correct" if you were trying to copy this car.
The windshield does look much like a late 1912 Rands, but no telling if it is one of those or some other brand.
Rear fenders are from 1911-1912 Touring car it would seem.
It looks to me like the windshield has a spring like on the Mezger Automatic windshield. Did the late Rands also have a spring?
The awning fits the name! Droop's
If it has a spring indeed it's more likely a Mezger.
The picture was taken by Harris & Ewing, INC. in 1913
It was gifted to the Library of Congress in 1955 as a glass negative, by Harris & Ewing.
Droop's was located at 925 Pennsylvania Ave, between 10th and D St. and had been a Washington DC business since 1851. The ENTIRE BLOCK was demolished in 1963 and the location is currently of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building.
I should say that's the CORNER of 10th and D St. Any way you look at it, no building in the above picture is still standing.