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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

Two Cents' Worth: 1911

Two Cents' Worth: 1911

Detroit circa 1911. "Dime Savings Bank under construction." A preliminary look at the future skyscraper and, at left, the clock tower of the Detroit Post Office. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Hupp-Yeats

The small car behind the horse appears to be a 1911 Hupp-Yeats electric. They were manufactured in Detroit.

A Plug and a Plug in

I'm guessing the car behind the horse as questioned earlier is a Detroit Electric.

Car?

Does anyone know the make/model of that small runabout behind the horse drawn cart in the lower left of the picture? Seems like a very small car.

Wish list

I sure hope they engineered-in a slot at the top wide enough to accept quarters.

 
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