The Motorcar in the Big Apple – The Earliest New York Auto Shows: Our detailed photos today depict scenes from the 1904 New York exhibition at Madison Square Garden. Aside from the various makes on display, you’ll notice that aftermarket accessory vendors that had already become a vital part of the industry were hawking their wares in the balcony overlooking the main exhibition floor. See much more along with a video of an 1899 gathering @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=106421
I see that Ford was "A Car of Satisfaction" at this show (top photo - banner on railing). Obviously it hadn't obtained "The Universal Car" status yet! Neat photos!!!