Perhaps some of these men saw or rode in one of the Ford Ambulances during the Great War.
There is a Garage in the center of the photo.
My Dad was in the draft line in Nov 1918...
His first car was a new 1923 roadster. Unfortunately, T's were in his distant past when I grew up, and he never talked about his prior cars. My Mom taught me about the Low pedal and the High pedal, and how to crank it pulling up - right hand. A T was the only car she ever drove.