Not a Ford, but a really nice picture showing a sideline business of selling automobiles in the early years of the business.
Does anyone know what brand it is?
The photo is from Mapleton Iowa.
Could it be a Dodge? They had a round emblem on the radiator similar to that one.
Not a Dodge Bros. Maybe a Velie or Oakland???
Herb, not sure if it's for sale, maybe the store owner just liked parking it there. It has license plate and the all essential drip pan under the car.
Great picture, love the wood floor and the tin ceiling!
I think the sweet lady would part with it for the right price
I'm with you Mark, absolutely love those old stores with the creaky wood floors and the tin ceilings. Wish there were more around. We visited a few last July on the Finger Lakes tour, in a neat little town by the canal. Naturally my lame brain forbids me to remember the name of the town.
I love those humongous stoves too!
The first two things I noticed are the beautiful ranges and the fact that paint can't haven't changed in a hundred years.
When I was a boy the mother of my dad's best friend lived on a ranch. Into the 1960's she used a wood stove very much like the big one in the photo. In her 80's she'd stoke that thing up, then perform magic. Even as a youngster I was amazed at the quality and quantity if what was prepared on that old thing.
I wad fortunate to have had the experience.
That store looks like it has EVERYTHING! There might even be a kitchen sink hidden somewhere! That lady looks a lot like my grandmother and even dresses a bit like her.
c. 1913 RCH ?
Is that a tin ceiling, or a tongue & groove wooden ceiling? Not many folks remember those--before Sheetrock was common, it was cheaper to put up a wood ceiling than to have a plaster one done.
Tim, the town was Palmyra, NY.
My first three years of school were in a red brick schoolhouse with creaky wood floors and a stamped tin ceiling.
I believe you are correct. It looks like a T & G wood ceiling to me too.
The wooden ceiling has a pronounced sag at the back. I wouldn't park under it!
If that car is a Vellie, I have a nice 6:1 ratio Stewart speedo swivel which Russ Furstnow's book is correct for a Vellie, or a Hudson.
Allan from down under.
The sag could be there on purpose if the building had a flat type roof.
The wall to the left looks a bit bent too - maybe it's a photo of a slightly bent original photo - or maybe the camera lens caused some distortion?
Nope. it's a tin ceiling, look closely at the crosswise pattern. Clue to that is the deep "crown mould" at the edges. The ceiling is not sagging. The crown mould follows an extension to the room, and the highlight on the ceiling at that point makes it appear as if it's sagging.
Thanks R.V.!! Now I remember!! I DO have some pics of a couple of the old stores we visited and the print shop.
Back in the mid sixties I would help out my good friend James Johnston at his Scottish Bakery in Lowell, Mass.during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It was located in an older building with wood floors and a tin ceiling, plus all those wonderful smells coming from that hugh oven. Then there are all those people who took down all those beautiful tin ceiling and now they're back in favor.
Great picture. Tim
The 2nd thing i seen was the stoves. This was my mothers. I ate many meals from this one. Its in our kitchen. Dont cook on it but its a great place to stack stuff on and in!!!