It seems as though that hoss is fixin' to go the wrong way on a one-way street. It also seems as though the car with the man squatting down in front of it has suffered a Failure To Proceed.
I think the guy squatting down in front of that car is showing the others how he can crank his car with his teeth!
Another great photo.
Converted to greyscale, sharpened, and adjustments to brightness and contrast:
Did you know there is a Hillsboro, Oregon?
Do any of the cars have drivers or passengers?
How it looks today from not quite the same angle.
Oh yeah, .... THAT'S an improvement ! FTD !
I hope everyone is wearing helmets and working on their "self esteem" (insert puking icon here)
On a happier note, L-to-R: ??? , Franklin, Ford. Whatever that ??? car is on the left, it sure does
have a long hood !
I don't think that's a Franklin. It looks as though it has a brass radiator, or at least some kind of shiny broad strip around the hood opening. Franklins were painted right up to the edge of the opening, with maybe a thin brass trim strip. Also, I don't believe any barrel-front Franklins had flared fenders like that. That said, I don't have a good guess as to what it is.
I do not know what the car with the long hood is? But my first guess would be Thomas Flyer six? I know a bunch of cars it is not. I do think that the car next to it is a Pope Hartford. Probably about 1908 based on the fenders. The Ford next to it is about 1911. (How is that for a guess? One year either way and I am close!) The car behind the T Ford looks vaguely familiar, but I cannot place it.
I really can't find enough detail to identify any other cars in the picture. The one along the side of the building looks like it could be a T? Or maybe not. Anyone else care to stick their neck out?
A wonderful photo! Thanks Herb and all.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Here's another discussion about early cars with barrel hoods except Franklin:
National and Cameron were suggested. Some type of european import could also be an unlikely possibility?
1907 air cooled Cameron:
Not bad on your estimate of the year. The items below narrow it down a little more to 1909-10. And the bills on the front fender indicate it is generally considered after the first 2500 cars. (Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/1909.htm )
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