These people look like something Norman Rockwell would of painted.
Doesn't that fellow know that smoking is hazardous for your health and sex life?
The driver could have been the dentist Grant Wood pictured in this famous painting:
Speaking of Norman Rockwell, did he ever do any paintings with a Model T or T's?
He did the famous "Boss of the Road" print with a T and also did one with an 03 A.
I just sent in my New London to New Brighton stuff. Will we see you there this year?
Good Lord willing!
Hey Lance, what is there in that photo that causes you to think that old boy has a sex life to ruin?
We have this picture on the wall in the lounge, I think it is a 1911 Touring.
Here's another Norman Rockwell rendering of a Model T:
And according to the internet, this painting appeared in Ford Magazine in 1953:
... and was accompanied by the following article:
THE AMERICAN ROAD—XVI
The street was
never the same again
When the noise came, your Aunt Ella was always out back somewhere—
and you were the one they screamed at every time to do find Aunt Ella.
She wanted to see it with her own eyes.
So did you. The noise itself was strange and new and exciting—the
little explosions pop-pop-popping regularly, the whirring grind and the
And then around the corner Henry Ford drove into your life, sweep-
ing majestically by in the “contraption.” There was no real name for it
—Henry Ford himself called it the motor-wagon.
This was a fine high moment. Everything froze in the glorious instant
of surprise and shock. Then the horses skittered, the dogs began to yipe,
and your friends chased madly along the street, shrieking the
latest slang” “Get a horse!”
Then the motor-wagon chugged out of sight. The carpenter picked up
his hammer again, the horses settled back in the shafts, and life went on.
In the chuckling crowd that drifted off, shaking heads and gossiping,
there were very few who realized that they had seen something impor-
tant. No one knew that the street would never be the same again—that
American life itself was being changed. And certainly no one dreamed
that this one little type of motor-wagon alone would have more than
No one but Henry Ford—and he was a hard-selling salesman simply
because he was a man with a dream. He dreamed of transportation for
the masses—a light, strong car made swiftly in such great quantities that
everyone could own one.
He plugged away at the dream for seven years—and then on June 16,
1903, he organized the present Ford Motor Company.
The date is one of the prime milestones of the American Road, the
way of life that has made this nation great. The American Road stands
for the 3,322,000 miles of highways that network the nation today to
serve the automobile, but it also stands for something far greater—the
supreme essentiality of the automobile to modern living.
The automobile began as simply a way for people to move about more
swiftly and more comfortably. But now the auto has come to mean more—
it is the base of our national mobility, the mobility that serves us in peace-
time and defends us in wartime.
As Americans we break new ground every day and so we will forever.
Always we hold before us the belief that the best is yet to be. And to that
stubborn and realistic dream of life the Ford Motor Company dedicates
itself in this year of its Fiftieth Anniversary.
Forward on The
Ford Motor Company
FORD * LINCOLN * MERCURY CARS
FORD TRUCKS AND TRACTORS
The top pic in Bob's post is also from a magazine cover in the teens or twenties. It is mint to be Henry, Clara, and son.