Old Photo - Two Horse Power Ford

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Old Photo - Two Horse Power Ford
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 10:05 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 11:03 am:

Is that a staged modern picture? I can't imagine someone hand coloring a B&W photo to such a sophisticated degree. And, while color photography did exist in the '20s, it was an expensive and cumbersome procedure unlikely to be used for a routine scene like this one. But it's a neat picture!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 11:06 am:

If I were a betting man, I'd say it looks like a cover photo for an MTFCA "Vintage Ford" magazine. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 11:22 am:

Looks like a photoshopped image notice how the Ford looks like it was dropped into the scene...clean wheels no real tracks into the mud... neat though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 11:44 am:

Great picture. It has the feeling of the early color HCCA Gazette covers of the late 50's. It could be a tinted photo as the horses look still black and white. My Father had a Kodak tinting outfit from the 30's and I suppose you could spend a lot of time at that if you wanted to.
It would be interesting to know for sure.



Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 10:15 pm:

I am with John S on this one. It appears someone went to the trouble to paint mud on the running board. But them wheels is WAY too clean!
Thanks all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 10:25 pm:

Here is another 2 HP Model T. This time a tudor. With real mud.

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 08:35 pm:

The first photo looks staged to me. I would think that a Model T could go right through that little puddle without any trouble. The car looks awfully clean for driving through the mud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 09:12 pm:

He He,

I don't know if the photo was staged or not but I can tell you for sure that I once got a 27 Touring hopelessly stuck in my back yard in Arlington TX after a couple of days of heavy rain. That was on what was a nice Saint Augustine lawn. It wasn't so nice after I tried to drive across it. Those skinny tires just sank. It made a mess out of the lawn and the car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Henry on Friday, October 10, 2014 - 06:10 am:

Google says it's a 1951 Caterpillar ad - http://www.adclassix.com/ads/51caterpillardiesel2.htm

Could be an old photo that has had a lot of work done to it for the ad.


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