SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content

Join our mailing list (enter email):

Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Farmers Co-op: 1917

Farmers Co-op: 1917

Circa 1917. "Motor cars in New Zealand Farmers Co-Op Garage." Glass plate by Samuel Heath Head, Christchurch. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5


Siddeley-Deasy. A 18-24hp from 1913 is shown below.


Hupmobile exported a fair number of cars to New Zealand; I believe there may be as many as four Hupmobiles in this photo. The one previously identified by Roverdriver (two down from the Siddeley-Deasy) is a 1912-1915 Hupmobile Model 32. The neighboring car beyond that is also a Hupp: a 1916 Model N. In the front left foreground, the two small runabouts with matching fenders are 1910-1912 Hupp Model 20's, the first model produced by Hupmobile. On the left runabout, it looks like the missing tire from the front right wheel is resting in the back seat of the car.

Before ABS

The vehicle in the near center foreground sports a 'NonSkid' brand tire on the left front. On the left rear is a 'MaySkid' tire.


A very high-end looking group. Apparently, there was good money in sheep circa 1917.

"Coffin Nose"

The car in question appears on Manalto's list- it would have to be a Siddley-Deasey. Two cars beyond that is a nice Hupmobile.

That "coffin nosed" car

is most like a Renault.The only other car with a cowl like that was a Franklin but I don't believe a Franklin would have had delicately spoked wire wheels like this car wears.


It seems the parking in tight quarters is aided by the two (at least) large discs embedded into the floor.

[Turntables. - Dave]

The second car from the right

I'm really curious to know what make that coffin-nosed auto is.

Calling all car nuts!

Do you recognize?

Any De Dion Boutons, Silent Sunbeams, 10-horsepower Austins, Siddeley-Deasys, Noiseless Napiers, American Mitchells, Maxwells or Buicks?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.