Well dressed indeed. My grandfather died when I was in High School. I found when cleaning out his closet that everything in there fit me perfectly. Even the coat, similar to that one, that he wore at Bates College in Maine in 1927. I got used to the fit of those clothes, and still have my pants with a 1 1/4 inch cuff, just like that. I still wear lace up shoes as in the picture too. The tie is a bit short for modern day wear, other than that, why change a thing. Oh, grandfather did die of lung cancer, I never saw him without a smoke in hand. Left me a nice collection of Model T tools too. Wish I had his Ford.
Ohio plate collectors can probably tell us what year in the 20s this was taken ? Great picture !! Thanks again for all these great photos, Jay !
A dapper young gentleman like that must have a girlfriend. That and the license plate makes me think of an Al Jolson song.
Sorry, I can't type music, but I always loved the lyrics.
(Just a couple)
"Down by the O-hi-o, lives the sweetest little O-my-oh!"
"A country girl you know is just like a Ford, not very stylish, but for service? Oh Lord!"
"Ford" line begins about 1:50.
Wonderful picture. And that is how I like to look when I drive my T.
Looks like he has a spot-light at his left shoulder and a luggage rack on the drivers running board. Is that apron the correct one for the earlier cars it looks very close to an improved model? Jim
I have that hat!! got a repro at Macey's and I LOVE it.
The 1924 to 1927 shared the same radiator size. And on page 331 of Bruce McCalley's "Model T Ford" he had a photo of a 1924 touring. It also had the valance below the radiator but Bruce shared, "This photo shows a later valance (1926-27) with the hole below the crank for a retaining screw but otherwise this is typical of the 1924-25 models."
And looking at other 1924-27 photos they look the same except for a screw to eliminate a rattle (ref page 386).
Note with the lip on the fenders, radiator apron, and the unequal length hinges -- it would most likely be a 1924 model year car.
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Darn it Hap, would you kindly refrain from calling the radiator apron a valence! I think that is a term Bruce McCalley coined!
I think that Bruce made an error on that photo on page 331 of his book. The 1926-27 radiator apron for a passenger car will not fit properly on a 1924-25 because it is too tall. I believe that the apron in that photo is actually for a 1926-27 TT truck, which is the same as on a 1924-25 car, but with the added screw hole.
See these photos.
The upper apron is for 1926-27 car, part # T-3977-C. The lower black apron is for 1926-27 TT trucks, part # T-3977-F, with factory # TT-8016.
Notice how much higher the space is above the crank hole. Even though the radiator is the same height on 1924-27 Model T's and TT's, the radiator sits on top of the hood shelves on 1926-27 cars. So, the apron is higher to fit that condition.