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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 07:41 pm:

While I don't know that this photo is related to the story below, I suspect it is:


From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Copy and Reuse Restrictions Apply

"The Plain Dealer" (Cleveland OH), November 23, 1906:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:29 pm:

i thought i had a bad job!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 12:10 am:

That's a pretty portly acrobat. I guess the padding makes him impervious.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 01:17 am:

Are you sure that is not governor Chris. Christy under the car? haha


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 06:59 am:

They forgot to mention that the acrobat was a Pierce Arrow owner :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 09:40 am:

Looks like something you'd see in a Laurel and Hardy show!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm:

Six passengers estimated at 800 pounds seems a little light. That would be only 133 lbs per person. I would think it would be more like 1,000 pounds of passengers.

How often did the Model K come with a spotlight and prestolite tank?

Is that an exhaust whistle?

Nice pic.

-Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 02:16 pm:

This Model K is really "decked out'" with spotlight, lights, and exhaust whistles (largest I've seen).

I sounds as though the car comes on stage to run over this "acrobat" (variety house). I can't imagine the news clip goes with anything other than this photo (unless there were two Model K "running over" someone as entertainment. The Model K is the 1906 version, but with the second generation radiator, so it could match the news account date (Nov 1906).

I guess this is what one did before cable TV and the internet.


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