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Home now. A few more kids.

First on the hood of a 1916-17? Buick.

On the runninng board of a 1911 Cadillac Demi-Tonneau.

Last, wouldn't we all like to play in the front seat of a Chadwick?

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More kids?

On an early Harley-Davidson with 1915 Mass plate.

Nine of them with a 2-cylinder Maxwell.

In a 1908 Mitchell with a 1912 Wisconsin plate.

Last...all these men and the baby drives the early Oldsmobile

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This is a digital copy of a print owned by a good friend that we have been trying to positively identify the native American man cranking what is thought to be a 1907? Pope-Toledo car.

After spending many lunch hours browsing native American photo archives on line this image has never been located.

From comparisons I have arrived at this being a man known as "Iron Tail" who is most famous as the source of the facial image portrayed on the United States "Nickle" five cent piece. He later worked for William F. Cody Wild West Shows early in the last century. Cody was known to have a Pope-Toledo vehicle in that time frame. *See Pahaska post card image.

Can anyone confirm or correct my estimation?

Stude8

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Okay, I think photo #597 beats any of mine for the most kids packed in a car!

Here's Nash Standard 6 that tried to go for a swim in the Chena River in Fairbanks.

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The city picture that was posted today... did anyone notice the 2 very rare mid 30s Checkers waiting at the light by the drugstore? I have never seen any mention that any survive. I say mid 30's or a little newer due to the abbreviated front fenders. The earlier Checkers had normal fronts.

I did get to see in person, a maybe "only one left" 1931 Checker at a local show. I was blown away by the quality, design, and deco features..as well as the large size. It looks like a formal limo. I was telling the driver that it reminded me of a mix between an Auburn and a Cord. He said the car belongs to his boss who owns a cab company, and his boss said these Checkers were designed by E.L. Cord ??

One of the most impressive cars I have seen around here, for sure.

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F&J....... You may enjoy this I have good photo of one of those cabs in my files. Best, T-H

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Snowing here too. The tough guys don't bother with jackets (except on their cars).

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I'm not sure of the year this was taken, or details of the promotion, but here we have Colorado's governor Billy Adams ("Cowboy Billy") from Alamosa, on what appears to be a late 1920's Harley. That's Floyd Clymer with the dark suit and glasses. Photo taken at capitol in Denver. Can anyone help on the bike? I wonder how far he got on the 5 gallons.

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It's still snowing so I decided to go somewhere warm. Our intrepid travelers are in the best automobile of the day. A circa 1905 Mercedes double chain drive with a huge set of front sprockets for really moving along. This car has it all, great lamps, fenders, baskets and a nice top. As twin6 always says, I think I could make room for this in my garage.

Who can translate for us? I assume they are viewing a mosque in the Middle East.

Note: Twin6 our very own in house translator got so warmed up by this desert scene, he says this; Probably translates to “middle of Persia (Iran), in front of the mosque of Koum.”

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Today for our lunch special we are going to this gorgeous little town that is the height of elegance. I'm sure as we slog thru the mud we can find some greasy spoon to have lunch at. I will make it up to all of you after we eat, I promise, a special show is coming.

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After the peanut gallery erupted yesterday afternoon with photos of a bunch of kids with cars I thought today I would do women and cars. At the auto show, at the beach or wherever they are having fun with cars.

I am going to start out at the 1941 NY Worlds Fair with models and cars. So sports fans let's do women and cars but keep it clean or my keyboard with come beat yours up and kick you out of the club house and you will not be able to play with us anymore. Best, T-Head

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In England during WWI working on a Daimler and driving funny little cars with their dogies.

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Geeze, I hope the censors don't come after me for this one. Despite what you might think, this is not a photo Packard used to promote its twin six. Car is a 2nd series touring, beach and ladies unknown.

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Here's a trip through the desert. The girls are dressed as men to deter banditos....

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