Too much here to explain.
Very well trained horse,and a staged photo.
The monkey on the hood isn't much interested in what's going on, is he?
The monkey is the period correct starter, he was purchased from an organ grinder
An accessory self starter that works for peanuts!
What a neat photo .....I will run it on my site and see if readers can date the Buick and tell us exactly what model it is. Thanks for sharing.
find the dog in the photo.
The dog is between the man's left shoulder and the woman's hat. That dog looks very calm for the circumstances. The woman driving the buggy doesn't look very startled either nor does the woman in the car.
Don't think it's a dog at all but a kid with a winter type hat.
I wonder if they put the board and box for support under the running board before they tried it the first time.
It is a McLaughlin. The crank through the radiator points it to a 1912 Model 29 or 1913 Model 31. I am not sure about McLaughlin differences so I cannot narrow it down any further.
Was RHD standard in Canada at the time?
No idea on Canadian standards, but many 1912 vintage US makes cars still used RHD, Like the Cadillac and the Overland. No idea why it took so long to see that Ford was right.
The following quote is from the Annapolis Royal web page:
"William 'Bill' Edwards owned and operated the hotel under the name The Farmer's Hotel from 1910 - 1922. Bill loved animals and had a pet monkey, Jack who always sat in the window of the hotel and his horse Pat who was said to be very smart and was featured on the calendars from the Farmer's Hotel. Pat died in May 1919 at the old age of 20 years and Jack died when he fell off the front of Bill's car and was run over on the way back from the Yarmouth Exhibition in October 1915. Jack was stuffed and again sat in the front window of the hotel."
Buick went to left hand drive in the US in 1914. My 1912 Model 35 has right hand drive. The car in the picture has a brass radiator. US Buicks in 1912 didn't, although I've seen some restored with brass.
LOL he mashed the monkey? That's terrible and hilarious at the same time.
Looks like a 1912 Buick Model 29 to me...
A McLaughlin was a Buick made in Canada by the McLaughlin carriage company: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaughlin_automobile
Maybe they didn't paint radiators as Buick did.