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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

High Street: 1908

High Street: 1908

Circa 1908. "High Street -- Holyoke, Massachusetts." High Street highlights include the Three Amigos as well as Guy Checking Out Car. View full size.

 

The Naumkeag Clothiers

The Naumkeag Clothing Company on High Street was a popular place at the turn of the century.

Pivot windows

Wow - those are massive. Ingenious way to really move air in those stuffy upper floors on a hot Mass. July day. Although on a windy day you better be careful or the window sashes end up 3 blocks away.

Ford Runabout

Ford had a Pinto Runabout model (Wiki defines it as a small light vehicle) in the early 70's, I don't know if they ever used that name for any models after that or not.

[In those days "runabout" was a generic term for the body style, not a model brand name. -tterrace]

Ford?

Looks like it might be a 1906 Model 'N' Ford.

Ford Model N runabout

The car that the man is checking looks like a 1906-1908 Ford Model N. It was equipped with a 15 hp 4-cylinder engine and was Ford's least expensive model. The Model N was superseded by the Model T in late 1908.

Shown here, two rear ends. One is a boattail.

Could that be a 1907-1908 Autocar runabout? Did they make a boattail model?

Not much left

Still, a few familiar facades line the street:


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Guy checking out car

I wonder if he's trying to crank-start it, since back then there were no self-starting cars.

[He's at the rear of the vehicle. - tterrace]

Please

Someone tell me that neat building with the arcade entry is still there.

 
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