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Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:05 am

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I finally got around to figuring this out. :D

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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by StvHump » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:11 am

Nice photo.... thanks.

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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:12 am

I'm glad to see you here. What a great photo. It's going on my list.
Indiana adopted a licensing code in 1905 but didn't issue dated plates until 1913. Cities and counties issued a variety of kinds of plates until 1913.
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by twrenn » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:18 am

LOVE to have one of those!! Thanks for posting this great pic. :D


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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:28 am

I keep looking at the second hand stores for a hat like that, just in case I get a car like that one some day so I am ready for driving.
So far all I have found is a top hat, not quite right. :lol:

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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:40 am

That is a colossal hat. I recused my Grandfather's bowler from an uncle's spring cleaning but it doesn't have the wonderful extra height that one has.
Those faces get better each time I look at them.
Thanks for finding this one.
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Drkbp » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:28 am

Got some "extras" on that one! Looks like a set of E&J gas headlamps and a Prest-O-Lite tank.
I believe the two-tiered E&J side oil lamps were included from Ford but what about the top?

Great photo Herb!

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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:53 am

Any idea about those segmented head light lenses?
Are they individual pieces?
What was the purpose> To help diffuse the light?


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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Art McTevia » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:34 pm

I guess if the mother in law goes with you the top has to go up ? How convenient.

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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:46 pm

We often puzzle over the colors of these cars in black and white. I assumed this S was red as most I have seen are. I printed this red area in B&W and it convinced me it is believable.
Thanks again to Herb for sharing this photo.
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:31 pm

Rich, dropping the body color in with red sure seems to look "right".

I may be mis-informed, but regarding old-time black and white photography, the "lore" I learned years ago indicated that plates and films prior to 1906 were "orthographic", that is, not sensitive to all wavelengths of colored light, being most sensitive to blues and UV, and more or less "blind" to red (and green). This meant reds would appear near black in black and white prints. By 1913, Eastman Kodak was marketing films that were "panchromatic", or sensitive to the full spectrum of colored light wavelengths.

I hope Mark Osterman will weigh in on this thread, as I'm pretty sure he knows a lot about this, and can correct my mis-interpretations. When old movies originally shot in black and white have been "colorized", I'm pretty sure some system of analyzing panchromatic grey scales has been employed. How do they do that ?? I'd love to know - and I'd also think it would be really interesting to be able to apply that to many of the period photos that have been posted here. It could be a wonderful education to be able to see what colors were used on the early cars !

Again, many thanks for posting the photo, Herb !! I really enjoy seeing them.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:02 pm

Yes, I'm sure this is far different the old process. This has been a fantastic photo to work from. The details, lights and shadows are better than some. However I learn a lot from the less clear ones.
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Rob » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:47 pm

Background on the driver and his family:

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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:54 pm

When I post the painting I will link rob's thread to it. This should make a nice story altogether.
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Loftfield » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 am

The hat is available from Historical Emporium, a tall derby. Admittedly the H-E hat isn't quite as tall as the one in the photo, but pretty close. Being properly attired is half the fun of driving a T.

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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by John Warren » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:40 am

The car looks to be fairly new. Great photo and stories about it. Rich, Looking forward to the color print. :)
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by DaveD » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:26 pm

Great photo, cleaned it up a little.
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Re: Old Photo-Model S Mother inlaw roadster

Post by Kingsford-Smith » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:39 am

Have an S where I work and it is deep red everywhere,same body as photo.
Attractive wee cars

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