Minnesota 1927 "A" passenger license plate.
Anyone know the aftermarket radiator?
I have an "Atlas" shroud with a similar emblem.
I'm not sure, but those shoes sure look to me like they are white Converse basketball shoes. If I'm right, then the photo dates from 1936 or later since that particular shoe was introduced at the 1936 Olympics.
According to Wikipedia, Converse Allstars were introduced in 1917:
Note the 1927 Minnesota license plate.
Yes, but the early shoes were black canvas or leather with black trim. The ones in the photo look like a later version to me. Of course I could be wrong. They very well may not even be Converse shoes, of whatever vintage.
The wheels are demountables, I think they were introduced in 1919. Of course they could be after market so the date would be irrelevant.
Honeycomb radiator with odd oval-shaped emblem,.....???
Also, radiator filler neck seems quite short too!
Oops! Didn't read carefully enough and missed your comments Erich & Steve,......harold
I wonder if that's a pickup? There is a pile of wood and a saw and looks like an axe, so he has been cutting wood.
Those are "Air Jordan" tennis shoes, a "Tiger Woods" golf visor, and "Dennis the Menace" coveralls!
I see they use the same parking brake I use.
Casual browsing on the internet indicates that "sneakers" - canvas shoes with rubber soles - have been around since the 1890s.
Keds, made by U.S. Rubber, were also introduced in 1917. They also made high tops like Converse.
Browsing the internet, both Converse and Keds came in light colors. Also, look at period photos of basketball teams.
This ad is supposedly from 1918
From the 1920s
Keds ad from 1929
1920-21 school year