Or is it just over land?
Charley will know.
I'm confused, since when is Zanesville Ohio on the coast?
And why are they camping in my barnyard? I get up to let the cows out and can't get past some stranger who has his tent set up by my barn!
not overland, i think dodge but the frt fenders dont look right. charley
That is what I see too- a Dodge-like car (radiator shell, cowl/windshield configuration, headlight placement) but with those weird, squared off front fenders!
Unfortunately, Edna's hand is casting a shadow over the maker's emblem.
Maybe it is just the lighting, but those fenders also look ALOT glossier that the rest of the car- possibly they were new parts fitted from something else???
RE: glossy fenders
The fenders probably had baked black enamel whereas the body paint was air dried.
Fords had the same "problem." Anything with baked paint - hood, fenders, radiator shell, splash shields, running boards - typically remained bright and shiny much longer than the body which dulled quicker over time.
Does look very "Dodge Bros" to me
Wrong fenders for Dodge. Also, headlights too low, radiator and hood too high.
Even though the photo says Overland, I believe it is about a 1917 Oakland. People often interchange the names.
I've been able to Google up several images of Oaklands with the exact same radiator shell shape and squared off fenders. But none of them have a windshield that shape. They are either curved across the bottom edge or have straight up and down posts.
My bet is its an Oakland, around 1920 - 21.
(Message edited by rob patterson on January 22, 2017)
Hey if it's a 20 or 21 model 10000 miles had to be a exhausting trip but fun. Tim
Check out the big honkin' box on the running board. I have two like that that I bought some time ago to store tarps. Never could figure out what such a tall narrow box was good for.... besides storing tarps.
Has anyone ever seen an ad for such an era accessory or do you think that's something the car owner fabricated?
They had running board kitchens about that size.
On closer inspection, I think it is a 1916 Oakland. The changes from year to year in the Oakland from 1916 to the early 1920s have not been well documented. The car in the photo above has a 1917 tag on it. The windshield appears to have been one of the changes from 1916 to 1917. Also perhaps the addition of a radiator lower apron.
On the postcard, "overland" is an adverb that qualifies the adjective "coast to coast," not the make of an automobile.
"10,000 mile overland coast to coast trip"