Interesting that the crated T's were delivered to the dealer by horse and wagon. Not much of the car to the right can be seen, but it looks like a very early car by the seat profile. The dress of the people also look pre teen. I suspected pic likely taken in Australia by the tyre spelling on the building. When the sign on the crate is enlarged, it says "More Fords for Victoria."
There is every chance that the photo was taken in Castlemaine, Victoria , Australia.
Best regards, John Page , Australia.
Ford went there looking for gold.
John, I agree, Castlemaine Victoria Australia. Look at the use of "motors" the spelling of "tyres" and "South British Insurance".
This might be the same building. The doorway to the left of the picture is obscured by the hanging sign, but it certainly has an arched top.
Corner Hargraves Street and Lyttleton Street Castlemaine, Victoria, Oz.
It seems that Mr Harrison and his business was so well known that newspaper adverts required no address, just a phone number of 41 Castlemaine.
Caption- "Cars were imported in packing crates and then assembled by dealers. This is a model T Ford in the yard of Harrison 's Garage."
This could well be the car after unpacking.
Caption-"A man seated in a Model T Ford car in a suburban street. Castlemaine Victoria"
This photo is in the same location as the last. Possibly the same day, but different car.
Caption-"A man in a Model T Ford car. Castlemaine Victoria"
Another early picture of Harrison's
Thanks Bob, it all helps to create the story and establish the history.
Hmm....eerily similar and in the same city Dane but I count 5 windows on the one side of the ford building and 2 on the other while the white building has 3 and 3, also the mantles above the windows don't appear in the ford bldg
I've just done a week long traditional signwriting course, so old photos like this have me poring over the detail. Check the Motor Engineers sign with its shadow making it look like the letters are leaning over the street, and the Ford Cars sign is similar. Obviously early with block letters for Ford, not script. I think I'll make copies of both those signs, but smaller scale!
Rik, I have to agree, not the same building- perhaps just the same architect!
I have hunted, via Google Earth, throughout Castlemaine and while there are several building with the angled corner, and some two storeys, I can't find another one like the Ford building.