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A Near New Stanley

Automobile photos were very important back in the early days. Just being able to own one back then was quite a thing as they were very expensive. Generally when someone bought one they also had a professional photographer record the occasion. Thanks to this, many of these photos have survived and given us a glimpse…

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Early Used Car Dealers Postcard

This postcard is very interesting  in that it was from F. J. Wallbridge, Provision Merchant Birkdale, Southport, which is in England. His message reads as follows: “Dear Mr W, Rather disappointed at not hearing from you. The car shown here is a 10-12 Wolesey in excellent running order throughout. Is anything in your way? We…

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Mechanical Art

I wanted to add this image after Tony De Seta posted a photo of Cliff Woodbury’s FD Miller at Indy but I had some trouble finding it in the dark corners of my PC. The good news is that I found it so all of you art lovers can enjoy looking at it.

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You’ve got mail

In my opinion, everything about this photo looks odd. The mailman seems to have shiny new boots and a clean uniform. The 1911 Flying Merkel parked somewhere on a Washington, D.C. street looks like it was riden or pushed off the showroom floor. I wonder if this is a publicity shot.

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Earl Cooper

A Stutz again, this photo shows a smiling Earl Cooper behind the wheel. This may possibly be Cooper at the 1912 Santa Monica Road Races. This Stutz is a very early model judging by it’s chassis and radiator details which I have seen both in other early photos and on the early cars that have…

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Washington

Here’s a 1909 or 1910 Washington. Washington’s were built in Hyattsville, MD from 1909-1912. This one shows a 1910 Maryland license plate on the front. They were a traditional 4 cylinder, 30-40 hp car. They were  fairly low production, but fortunately one survives to this day.

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