Saturday, November 15, 2008

1913 Haynes Roadster, and marvelous historical elements of city life 95 years ago

First, the car is one I've never heard of. It seems there were hundreds of car makers that made a short run of cars, and then couldn't make a financial success of it with all the competition. I love the people catcher on the front of the trolley car
2nd, it appears that the car was posed and photographed by the same photographer form 4 directions, and that gives a real good view around the car at what else was happening in the area.

How about the knickers on the cop near the car, and the heavy long coat on the other cop... which brings me to the prominent umbrella the traffic cops were stationed under while they turned the stop sign to direct traffic. No red, yellow and green lights to get traffic slowed down before coming to a stop, nor any time delay between the cross traffic getting into moving through the intersection once the "stop" order was given to traffic moving through the intersection



  1. The Haynes was built in Kokomo, IN between 1905 and 1925 - could the photos have been taken there?

    1. I recall these photos were either New York City, or Washington DC. But, if you really want to get down to it, would Kokomo have the buildings in the background? Nope. Or a street car? I don't think so. I bet these were Washington DC