That is a suspiciously light-colored non-demountable wheel with a dark rim. . . .
I agree, the hub is black too.
But being a reenactor, I'd say that if it's a newer photo they did a great job. Even her shoes look period. You can't easily change a car but people
I think it is an original era photo. The gray scale looks right for the era film. That is almost as difficult to fake as backgrounds and clothing. Film chemistry changed a lot in the early '30s. It became much faster, and the sharpness improved a lot.
The really sharp large photos with tremendous detail common from that era were glass plate usually large format cameras. Totally different chemistry and optics. The small format common-man cameras from the mid '10s through most of the '20s had a peculiar scale that to me looks more natural. I am not sure why that is.
While not common, light painted or natural finish wheels were done back in the model T days. Just wasn't very common. While I tend to prefer the "black just as God and Henry intended", it is nice to see pictures showing them this way.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I'm leaning towards cream or grey paint. You can see the pinstripes on the spokes I personally doubt that natural spokes would have been stripped . IMHO. MG
I don't see the horn button -- but it appears to have a double wishbone. I agree natural spokes would not have a pin stripe.
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There's some kind of "bump" on the steering column unless it's something else nearby giving the illusion of a horn button. Fenders are crowned so must be at least a '17 anyway.
Isn't the road a dirt road? Doesn't look like pavement.