I wonder whether they were on their way to receive ambulance bodies?
They look like military personnel. It looks like a wagon is in the very back by looking at the large wheels.
I would think the timing of the war would have ambulance bodies be mostly black radiator. Since these are 1914 or before (Im not real good on brass era) I know they probably had ambulances before 1917, but I do not remember seeing any. Anyone have pictures of brass radiator ambulances . ???? The wagon may be what everyone rode to the train depot in, to pick up the chassis.. ?
Brass radiator T's as war ambulances.
Forgot to add the years of the Great War.
World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
Here is a link to a brass ambulance:
The war began in 1914, but we weren't in it until 1917. The picture is two years before the USA got into it.
Then that settles it ! The wagon in the rear of the first picture is the 'vulture wagon'. So a tour retriever vehicle has been at the rear of a Model T tour for over 100 years ! Thanks again, Jay, for this historical reference and proof. ;o)
Thanks for the photos. I figured there were brass ambulances, but could not remember seeing any..
And I thought I had it rough back in my Army days driving that old Deuce and a half in the winter. Can't even imagine what life had to be for the soldiers during the First World war. Got to wonder how many sucoumb to the cold instead of enemy gunfire or a combination of both.
Believe me when I tell you I can imagine how cold that could have been. At least I didn't have to dodge bullets or pick up wounded. We owe them a lot.
World War One actually did not end until June of 1919, Germany was still being blockaded and German POWs were still detained until the treaty of Versailles was signed. November 11th 1918 was just a cease fire.