There have never been a better illustration for this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY
Roger I immediately thought of that song when I saw the picture.
Then saw your comment.
Me, too! Some of us are showing our age.
Is that a Runabout or a Coop?
That is a perfect picture of people parked and perhaps perpetuating the perching of pigeons and possibly picking up pounds of pigeon poop in the process
And yes that was the song I thought of also.
For the sake of all humanity, don't get Dennis or me started.
I have a Roadster just like that.
Love the photo.
Richard..you mean your Roadster is full of pigeon poop? I'll fill in for Dennis 'til he gets going with a better quip!
Funny thing is, the couple in the roadster look like they're mad as hell about all the !@#@%**!! birds perching all over their Model T . . .
'16 T ? slight crown on rear fenders, no brass on lamp rims . . .
Thanks Tim. Dennis said he was going "on vacation".
Rich, '16 is right. Mine's a '15 with brass light rims but I think the fenders are the same. The "crown" may be reflection.
I don't expect to ever see another photo quite like this.
The history behind this photo:
The driver is the famous zoologist Marlin Perkins who is filming his very first episode of "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" This series titled..."A Roadster Roost in the park" as you can see his efforts were successful because he attracted one old bat and a flock of pigeons.
There's Dennis. If we don't stop with the bird humor the Odd-o-Ban Society with get us kicked off the Forum.
Odd-o-Ban can't touch you because Eagles are protected but an old crow like me is a different story. You would think that they would be Raven about us promoting the feathered friends instead of crying Foul!
I thought I knew where this might have been taken and tried to confirm it by looking for pictures of the streetlights. I wasn't successful, but I stumbled on this page on the history of street lighting in LA. Pretty interesting, including the first electric lights that were installed - on 150 ft towers! Lots of T era pictures.
Even better, at the bottom there are links to quite a few more LA historical pages. This could be a real time sink!
OK. (while the glue is drying)
The Molting on my Coupe(or Roodster as it turns out) isn't eggs-actly correct. I watched the ads from Birdhaven and others like a Hawk. One was too eggs-pensive and I was too chicken to Spring for it. $300 isn't eggs-actly chicken feed and I don't want to be hen pecked by my little Turtle Dove. I can't Shell out that kind of money. I think they are Robin us.
Gotta fly for now.
Thanks Chirs. Nice info and great pictures.
My cousin lost his chewing gum in the pigeon coop. Then he thought he found it; 3 times!
I like that one Mike.
It reminds me of the old guy showing the news crew around the farm. He kept rubbing chicken poop on his lips.
The reporter asked if that stuff cured chapped lips.
"No but it keeps me from lickin' 'em>"
Richarad, not to crow but I was egg specting that at some point. Birds of a feather I guess. You crack me up.
Regarding Marlin Perkins .....
He had a bad case of pneumonia when he was 7.
His mother died from it while caring for him.
At age 7 he toured the country in a Model T - it was 1912 - his job was to clean grasshoppers from the radiator.
Hah! Good one Rich!
The first cell phones! Bud.
Bud, can you tell us the carrier?
Rich. Dennis, it's probably not necessary to egg you guys on when you get a flock of puns flying back and forth. It's quite a feather in your caps to be so quick witted. I always have to wing it.
Sadly the passenger pigeon became extent in 1914!! The model T book Tin Lizzie by Stern tells of the huge flocks!! Bud.
It's a demo but we are taking it back!! Bud.