What am I? And I mean the car
Street Urchin and a Prototype Brown Shirt
Image in my files of unknown origin but probably for an online library. No know copyright. May have an owner who would like a credit
Sorry to stay On T there is a T Ford way up the back
One side question for those who were alive when this was taken
What,s with the hands in the pockets I see in so many old pictures
Is it a tough man thing, are they feeling cocky ?
I'm guessing Winton. That's worth about what you paid for it.
Looks European to me
I don't know "who, what or when," however we may have solved "where."
"Next to Usher's Metropolitan Hotel."
Hi Rob Thanks for the wisdom of the cloud.
Hi Rob I googled it and a picture on Pinrest prove you correct
Pinterest not Pinrest
It seems odd that it would be such an early French car here rather than one built in The Empire, but there was at least on importer of Darracqs (along with many others) Canadian Cycle and Motor Co. Ltd. in Queensland, beginning in 1905.
The link has lots of pictures of interesting early antipodean cars, truck/utes and motorbikes
All those serious-looking people are thugs hired to protect Joel Phillips from people wanting to kill him for those usurious interest rates.
Ha ha, I thought they were standing in line to get a loan so they can buy a new Darracq. ?!? Gil is probably right !!
The little kid or street urchin as Hans S calls him looks to be underfed or malnourished. A real skinny kid however you look it. Paperboy maybe?
Has the look of a 1906 or 1907 Stevens Duryea 50 hp, though headlights seem mounted alittle bit higher.
Hello John K
street urchin (plural street urchins)
(Britain, obsolescent) A child who lives, or spends most of his or her time, in the streets; sometimes a petty thief or pickpocket.
Hi Dale W
Form what I have read in papers of the period
The rich purchased the best of the best that money could buy
While Australia had very strong links to the UK the European item was the most highly prized by the rich. The UK built cars were a step down the social ladder for a PRO UK population. "British was best" but European was better
American items were looked at as the product of the common man
The common man won the battle and the rich joined the common man
Hi Dale W Thanks ID confirmed
Poor kid is selling newspapers with no shoes on! Tough times....
We are in his future . I wonder what was his life like.
Question: Is the brim of the bowler/derby hat a bit wide for England?
They were so darned conservative/uptight, the brims of their bowler's were narrow and upturned.
Maybe a fashion statement of Justin's.
I call him that since I work with my BIL's nephew of the same name but the guy in the pic never did any farm work and chores. Same stature and face tho in that Irishman. The modern day fellow is a little brick sXXX house!
Goll, this pic is interesting but I got nothin' on the car!