Looks like another photo taken before brooms were invented ! If we knew when brooms became common we might be able to date more pictures.
Two head honchos all dressed up in the front, the worker-bees kept in the back. Typical!!
Yep. The perceived clean and unclean. :-) Some of them fellas had a higher IQ than the front men.
"Not responsible for cars in case of fire"???
Thanks Jay! Great photo! I can't access the other site you post on anymore due to my use of Mozilla based web browsers so your posts are extra special!
That's a filthy Center-Door right in the foreground ain't it? The head lamps are crooked per usual...
Hats/caps and the lack thereof!
Is this motley crew from Motley, MN?
It does get cold there. Radiators every ten or fifteen feet?
looks like those are the guys that had to wash their hands before they went to the bathroom! they don't look very happy.
The Guy's in front want you to think they are ready to go to work (they have their sleeves rolled up) but they are just trying to keep the oil off of their shirts so the little woman dosen't complain
I wonder if they used floor sweep or absorbable back in those days.
Yep. It gets "motlier" as it goes back.
Ain't never read a manual 'cause that's like cheatin'
He don't mind the grease on his hands when he's eatin'
The good part is that Wilton Vise is more than likely at work still!!!
I think that saw-mule is holding up the boy.
The very tallest young guy behind him, in the extreme left hand rear corner looks like he could be the Son of "the boss" who is standing closest to the camera at the left front. If so, that kid will probably become "the boss" some day, as the "ol' man" is forcing him to "learn the business" from the ground up!
I would like to get a better look at that first car! It appears to be a '17 or '18 removable pillar coupe. I am pretty sure I can see the trim piece hinge in the bottom corner, and a division half way up the window where the piece folds down to cap the door. That, and given that it does appear to be a coupe, with oil sidelamps, would make it most likely a removable pillar car. Otherwise, just can't see enough of the car. Can't see the door hinges (one up high on later coupes, all down low on the removable pillar cars), or the roof-line (at least three variations in less than two years). Not enough is known about those coupes, and with several known variations, it would be helpful to see more of this one.
The car behind the removable pillar coupe, also does appear to be a coupe. But I cannot see enough of it to tell which kind. Can't even see if it has oil sidelamps or not. It makes me wonder about the coupe variations and time-line. I am curious, and have to admit that I do not know for sure? The removable pillar coupes were built in the latter 2/3s of 1917 and 1918. The more common later style coupe came about early in 1919 MODEL year, or late '18 calendar year. The starter became available a few months into the '19 model year on the enclosed cars. I am wondering how long, the common later style coupes were sold without the starter, and therefore still had the oil sidelamps? And how many may have been built that way?
So much more to learn. But photos like this help.
Thank you Jay!