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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Henry Augustus Welch

Henry Augustus Welch

Henry Augustus Welch Franklin, NH. View full size.

Camper on the back?

Henry Augustus Welch was my Grandfather's uncle. I remember my mother telling me a story about how he had built a camper on the back of his truck, and it was the first time anyone around Franklin had seen anything like it. I'm wondering if that structure in the background might be it but it look awfully big. I think I recall seeing a full picture of this vehicle but I haven't been able to find it searching my old family photos.

1923 Model T

Nice photo! The car is a USA produced 1923 Model T Ford touring car. If you zoom in and look on the radiator shell about an inch below the radiator neck you can make out where it says “FORD” is script. It is a little hard to see in this image – but it is there. I agree that the script on the radiator is not the name of the car but a city etc.

The car is a 1923 USA produced Model T Ford because it has a lower radiator shell, hood, and cowl from the later 1924-25 production. For comparison photos please see the photo gallery on the Model T Ford Club of America here. Click on the 1923 years and look at the tourings and compare them to the 1924-25 tourings to see how similar they appear. And there may be additional comments about the car here. Thanks for posting the photo.

Mystery car

I know the brand on the car says DeLand, but for the life of me I cannot find ANY info on that car or company. Anyone else know of it??

Great picture though!!

[One of the mavens on an antique auto club forum says it's a Model T Ford from 1923-5, and speculates that the "DeLand" may be a city booster tag. - tterrace]

 
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