The well accessorised centerdoor in the background seems to have been a 22 or 23 model. Most tires still only had the rubber in the thread mixed with coal powder, giving a double white sides appearance, but by the mid 20's all black tires became the norm for a couple of decades on.
If so, so much for that factory new shine. It lasted two years or less.
I have to agree. Starting to look typical after a year or two.
I wonder if Ted E is related to Fred Bear.
Nice picture... That's you isn't it? The one with Ted. My wife has an original Ted E. Bear too. From the early 1920's. Were they that common then?
Joe in Mo.