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Flivver Jordan: 1917

Flivver Jordan: 1917

Circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Sweetheart, we're out of gas. And BTW do we want kids? Like, 19 of them? Our fourth and final look at this muddy motorcar. From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

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License plate

The bear on the left side of the license plate is the annual validation tab for 1916.

Mud and Romance?

Considering the apparent promotional purpose of this group of Jordan auto photos (as evidenced by the banner and dealer plates), a muddy road must have been far more emblematic of adventure and wanderlust in the 1920s than is the case today. After all, Ned Jordan was the first to make a fortune selling the romance rather than the reality of his products -- but he certainly wasn't the last.

Quercus Query

Who can ID the tree?

[Looks like valley oak, Quercus lobata. -tterrace]

"Our fourth and final look"

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