Model T Era Photos

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Model T Era Photos

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I have a large collection of steam era photos. Some show Model T's.
Many do not. All show the America that Model T's plied every day.

My interest in Model T's is more about that time in American history
than the specific vehicle itself. The T's were an iconic part of that
period, for sure, but the roads, the buildings, the bridges, and all the
zillions of little details that were of that time are where my head lives.

I hope you enjoy.

This one says it was taken in 1915. I love the openwire telephone
line and the organic way the dirt street, buildings, and yards all meld
together with none of the modern breaks and "code directed" sidewalks,
setbacks, green strips, etc.
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Dolgeville, NY, 1925. The builder's "crest" on the bridge is just too cool.
I could spend all day just walking around this scene.
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Another one from Dolgeville, NY. This time it is 1907. A horsedrawn
wagon is coming our way in the distance. Love the boardwalks ! The
lacy lattice-design railings on each side of the street suggest a stream
passes underneath.
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Bethel, Vermont, 1910, the caption says. Man, is this scene inviting !
Where did we lose our way in knowing what was cool ?

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Great pictures! There's a guy on eBay selling some Dolgeville photos right now. Maybe from the same album?
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Here's a Ford-specific photo. The Universal Motor Co. in Eatonville,
Washington. Cars in the showroom look to be 1915 to this untrained
brass-era eye. The reflection in the glass shows the way business and
residential buildings comfortably intermingled in pre-war America.
Living across the street from a Ford dealership today would be an
exercise in noise, traffic, and obnoxious lights.

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Photo dated October 21, 1920 showing threshing equipment on wagons
on the George Nelson Farm, Clear Lake, in the vicinity of Eatonville,
Washington.
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Ah, the ubiquitous trolley ! And a heavy truck from the Model T
era. Chances are this truck lacked heated seats. How did people
survive ? :lol:

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No Model T's in this shot, but a lot of Americana going on,
just the same. The gas station and country store, the wood
footbridge, the wig-wag crossing signal, the railroad tracks,
the unpaved roads, the telegraph line, the telephone line,
the local power, and the very old-school high voltage line.

Photo credit goes to Shorpy. Caption says "Lamoille, Iowa,
October 1939". Another scene I would just love to walk around
in for a whole day.
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Been slacking for a while. This to post a few more pix !

Great small town street scene I'd like to walk in to. Grab an ice cream at the place
on the left and walk next door to see what they stock at the Auto Livery, maybe step
out into the street and admire F.W. Black's archtectural stylings. That old curbside gas
pump is interesting .... Is that a Buick in the doorway ?

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