Is that a corn cob pipe in her mouth? Scott
Great picture of an early car.
I don't think it's a pipe, I think it's the bow from her hat tied under her chin.
It proves the horn brackets for 1914 are oval.
With all due respect, this photo shows that oval horn mounts were used on at least some cars in 1914. It does not show that all cars used horns from the same manufacturer or that oval mount horns were used on all cars.
You know well that several different horn vendors were used in 1914 car production, and that cars will display the horns, windshields, lights, generator, front axles, and even hub caps of the supplier de jour. And there were five different steering quadrants used during the 1914 Model year, not just the cast brass one.
This is a nice photo of a nice 1914 car with an oval horn mount. To make broad generalizations about all 1914 cars from one photo is fraught with peril.
"...fraught with peril."
I like that.
The car has interesting headlights. Aftermarket?
Does anyone know what year that plate is?
I just looked up South Dakota plates on the License Plates of the World website. The '14 plates were white on red, and the 15's were yellow on black. I guess it could be either of those. For '16 and later the year is displayed on the plate.