We have a series of photos to post, that were promotional photos for the Gould Top Company, taken by Charles M. Miller, who was located at 1117 Geary St. in San Francisco. The location of Gould is unknown, possibly thought to be Portland, but S.F. might be more likely. They all have the appearance of being California tops, which was a name that ended up being applied to removable accessory tops. These tops generally converted an open car into a snug weatherproof car for the cooler seasons. This top above, looks to be very well made and even features beveled glass.
The car is a Pierce-Arrow, which appears to be either a Model 38 or 48 (the photo is labeled 38) from the late teens or early twenties. We are not sure of Pierces exact name for this body style, but they were generally called a cloverleaf touring or roadster. If you can give us positive ID of the model and year of the Pierce or have any information about Gould please send us a comment. Photo courtesy of Tom Jakeway.