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Art & Inspiration Can any of you approximate the year of these vehicles?

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  1. Ebbsspeed
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    Here's an old postcard from the little town I grew up in. I'm trying to figure out approximately when this photo might have been taken, based on the vehicles in the photo. Thanks!

    Emery 2.jpg
     
  2. Stogy
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  3. a boner
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    1915-1920
     
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  4. studebakerjoe
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    Looks like every single one has gas headlights, so I'd guess probably before 1916. Too bad you can't count stars on the flags, that would help too.
     
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  5. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

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    Mid teens at the latest
     
  8. Agreed, I just Googled "1913 Ford car" and look at "images" and they look a lot like your picture. BigO
     
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  9. oldiron 440
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    I didn't know they had that many automobiles in the state of South Dakota back then.
     
  10. Stogy
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    1915-hanson-county-fair-boosters

    :rolleyes:...I found a link to that pic and this above was part of the filename...AND a warning the site is Hacked from Norton's Red Lights Blazing, too bad it just looks like a small city resource....;)

    Hotrodding was different then that's for sure...
     
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  11. Steve Ray
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    That's probably all of them.

    I'm guessing circa 1915.
     
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  12. a boner
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    I'm guessing they were not all new cars when the picture was taken.
     
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  13. 62rebel
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    Have to agree, not a power pole in sight, not even a telephone line. Probably the entire county's inventory of automobiles in one spot.
     
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  14. oldiron 440
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    Back when they bought fuel at the drug store.
     
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  15. Rickybop
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    I was thinking that too, a boner... they wouldn't all be new cars. But you'd think that at least a couple two or three of them would be newer models. And it looks like all of the cars there have gas headlights, so I'd guess before 1924.

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  16. Tri-power37
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    The majority of the tires on these cars are white and the change over to black was around 1917 or so. Some people say tires changed to black in WW1or around that time.
     
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    At a minimum it is post Valentines Day in 1912 as evidenced by the number of stars on those flags. Pre-1912 the 2nd and 5th row were short a star and thus offset, here they are all the same length. NM and AZ were both added in the first 2 months of 1912.
     
  18. Stogy
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    White Whistling Billy.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Rickybop there might have even been an Old Hotrod in the crowd this was 1905...;)

    The Whistling Billy Steam Racer


    whistlingbilly3.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Yeeehaww!!!

    To Cool...

    https://www.firstsuperspeedway.com/photo-gallery/white-whistling-billy

    Credit to Photographer's, Owner's

     
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  19. 1ton
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    Ah hell guys. That's his local car club, and they took that picture yesterday. Right after lunch.
     
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  20. rusty rocket
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    Hey ebbsspeed, some of these guys are really slamming our good ole South Dakota roots.:mad::p
     
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  21. Stogy
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    Not me I'm just wondering if Whistling Billy had the Hotrod at the Cruise and if he was he thought of as a Go Fast Hoodlum...:D
     
  22. Gabby
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    I think the third building on the right is a Pep's Boys
     
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  23. ..here's a post card with a pic of my town, Polo, Il., from 1911,...notice no cars, no people, no horses....btw, the big bank building still looks the same as do most of the other buildings..

    old post cards 001.jpg
    today
    polo mainstreet 002.jpg
     
  24. BamaMav
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    Probably taken on a Sunday. People didn't get out and go back then on Sunday like they do now.
     
  25. lippy
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    Hmm, lets see. This tennis match was a little later...... image_763.jpg
     
  26. Hahaha !
     
  27. The Shift Wizard
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    It's interesting that in what is purported to be 1911, Polo, Il already had power poles. And in 1915, Emery SD still had plenty of horses as evidenced by the many piles of "roadside apples" (aka: horseshit) but no power poles.
    That's all I got. o_O
     
  28. a boner
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    Obviously during road construction, when the road was closed!
     
  29. Ebbsspeed
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    The uninformed and the jealous do that. It's one of the best places in the US to live.
     
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  30. Time for glasses !! Zoom in, and look higher ... it's not two Dixie cups and a string. It's two poles and a wire.

    Screenshot_20191022-091539_Chrome.jpg

    Answer is : When were Dixie cups and a string NOT used ? :)

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