Just a random question. What kind of stickers are Model T appropriate on the windshield, door, or cowl? I know traveling stickers is a big one. I have few in mind, but I would still like some thoughts on the whole "stickers on Model T's" idea from a few hobbyists.
Copies of gas ration coupons. MTFCA or MTFCI international.
Or you can take a piece of chalk and write all over the car if you want like the college kids did.
I've got a Hoover sticker on my windshield someone had made. Gets a lot of looks. Also a B ration sticker. He made them himself.
I have an MTFCA and MTFCI sticker on the windshield of my '24, along with this one:
All good thoughts, thank you gentlemen.
Mark, I love that! However I don't know too much about Harding or Wilson for my year.
In honor of the upcoming presidential election, I have two extra Coolidge stickers that I will mail to the first two folks that PM me with their mailing address.
Hahaha I love every single one of your stickers Ed!
Those of you who knew Ben Yumori will remember that the whole lower windshield on his T was covered with travel stickers from places he drove it.
One sticker is already promised to John (assuming he emails me back with his mailing address).
One Coolidge sticker left, don't delay!
The second sticker is going to Tex, that was the last one!
By the way, there are companies online that will make stickers of any .jpg file you send them (within reason) in your choice of sizes and quantities, just do a Google search on "custom stickers".
These are on the rear window of my '26 coupe. I got them in 1972 and don't know if anyone still makes them. Jim Patrick
Here is the .jpg file for the Coolidge sticker, in case anyone wants to try making more.
All of mine either have Hoover or Repeal 18th Amendment license plate toppers.
Found this online - looks pretty good:
Was "sticker technology" present during the Twenties? I do not recall ever seeing a period photograph of any vehicle adorned with any kind of sticker. Just wondering. If they really are "Period Correct" I would give them some consideration, although I have never put any stickers on my modern cars.
Was "Keep Cool With Coolidge" a campaign slogan which was actually used back then? Just wanting to be accurate. Like telling people the Ts were designed to run on ethanol....... wink, wink.
Bill, they are period correct and here is an original that was designed to affix to the inside of the windshield. There is a strip of glue on each end with the instruction to "lick here". Unfortunately, it was torn by the guy who replaced the plate glass with safety glass.
Okay, Val. Thank you! May have to think about this..... Bill
How about National Park Service window stickers.
Reproductions of NPS window stickers are available from
This is a picture of my uncle. The family did a lot of traveling in their T and put various stickers on the windshield. These stickers advertised places where they had been. If you are tall, you don't even look through the lower part. Of course, these days the state laws might not permit those stickers even though they don't block the vision.
I realize that you are looking at period correct stickers but my T has 2 that have special meaning.
One is a Mass inspection sticker and the other is from the 50th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal.
The canal celebration was the last trip my dad took with the T before he got sick and the car went into storage.
I have a collection of NPS stickers and others where we have toured with our car along with the clubs and national or regional tours we have attended on the windshield.
I'm not a fan of stickers on cars which is sort contradictory to the way my car looks but I like people to know you can drive a well equipped car lots of places and miles not just in a local parade. It's sort of like dash plaques and I feel like they tell a bit of history about the car and experiences they have provided over the years.
If you ever want your car in a movie set the window stickers can be an issue that requires white out work.
If you don't want to put stickers on your car, you can get an old leather suitcase and cover it with period stickers and keep it in your T.
This is the sticker on my Speedster. It has been there for more than 30 years and I do not know where I got it.
Here's a 1917 photo showing a new Ford with a US flag window sticker, appropriate for the patriotic feelings as USA entered WW1:
This 1916 Coupelet still have the remains of the same style flag:
So it's seems we can conclude that stickers are somewhat appropriate for the T. It only matters what are taste in them would be. I personally like stickers of oil and gas companies such as standard, buffalo, red crown. Thank you all very much for your thoughts and pictures!
My torpedo had an NRA sticker on it when I bought it and I left it on there
I've seen that flag sticker on other black fords. It must have been a popular thing to do if some have survived on the car for 100 years.
Do the national parks still do the stickers like what Kim posted?
Herb Iffrig today posted another photo showing this same flag decal on a model T windshield. Thought I should add a link here.
I don't know if anyone makes water-applied decals anymore, but those were a popular souvenir. Some cars had the whole bottom half of the windshield filled with decals from all the places where they had been.