I've noticed a great many of these older pictures show cars with chains on the rear tires.
I bet those smooth tires with relatively little weight on them spun and slipped all over the place - hence the chains. Plus with the roads mostly being pretty poor a driver was probably doing some pretty serious 'off-roading' compared to what we have now.
Notice the vertical horn bulb position on that shiny new looking 1913 touring.
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The passenger in the first photo looks like, and may have been, William Jennings Bryan.
Don't think so. This is William Jennings Bryan:
Here's a better picture of WJB:
Well, of course I have no way to prove it, but I still think the guy in the hat looks like the guy in the photo above; especially the nose!
Looking at him again, could be.
The photo of the '13 is one of the finest I've ever seen of a '13. Thanks for posting it Jay. For those who are into the details, note the front lip on the RF fender. It is correct in that it has a lip. Great photo!
Great photos, Jay and high-quality too! Great detail and resolution from glass plate
What is the story on that radiator in picture number 2?