Shorpy Photo. 1911, Fifth Avenue.

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Shorpy Photo. 1911, Fifth Avenue.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:15 am:

Fifth Avenue in 1911. Lots of interesting traffic, but I can't find a Ford anywhere!

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22470


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren F Rollins on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 09:06 am:

Great picture. I am always amazed at how formal everyone was back then in the big cities.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walter Higgins on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 09:11 am:

It's hard to imagine an era where people had enough self-respect to not roll out of bed in their pajamas, put on their flip-flops, and go walking amongst their fellow man like they had to rush out of a house fire.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 09:41 am:

Right on Walter. All you have to do is compare this photo to half of the current population for proof of the degradation of our society.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James M. Riedy, Sandusky, Ohio on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 10:34 am:

Looks like at least seven of the cars in the foreground are right hand steering. America hadn't made up it's mind yet. Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Woolf on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 02:53 pm:

I would question if it is from 1911 rather than a little later. The three cars in the foreground appear to all have electric lights while most cars in 1911 would have had acetylene gas lamps. The car on the left next to the curb is a Locomobile and the third car from the left with the triangle radiator emblem is a Hudson.


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