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Photos are original and glued to newspaper layout with original illustrations drawn directly on the board. Image features a Mr. and Mrs C. J. Franklin and their cars. They appear to have taken a famous trip from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington in 1907. Bottom image is from 1915 or later. View full size.
Taken by the firm of Webster & Stevens in Seattle, in the very early 1900s. The car is covered in mud and is stocked with supplies. Unsure of meaning but could probably be a cross country race. Webster and Stevens are well known photographers of historical Seattle images. They were the official photographers for the Seattle Times from 1903 to 1946. View full size.
The photographers wagon can be seen in the distance on the left just above the heads of the people. The license plate on the car says Ohio 1910, but the location is the Gettysburg Battlefield. The obelisk is the monument to the United States Regulars. View full size.
After careful study, I noticed that the clock on the wall has a hand for the day of the month. There is also a calendar on the wall set to April, but the year is unreadable. With a little bit of deducing, I was able to determine that this picture was taken on April 27, 1927 at 2pm (or 2am). It is also possible that the calender is old and the clock isn't running but I like my theory better. View full size.
Cadillac circa 1907. Occupants and location unknown. View full size.