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This is a recolor of the Shorpy image here. Thought I'd take a crack at it in anticipation of the Trump Hotel renovation when he stamps his brand on it. I'm hopeful Trump will maintain the integrity and look of the one-of-a-kind exterior. It is after-all on the National Register of Historic places. I used a 1911 Renault Parisian taxi (the green car) and the 1910 Ford Model T Limo for the burgundy car. The black one looks larger more elegant Model T Limo. I found one postcard reference for a regular streetcar, not the mail car referenced in a previous comment on the original image. View full size.