UPDATE: Commenter 426hemi has identified our mystery ride as a 1917 Olympian Motors "Tourist" touring car. The Olympian, made in Pontiac, Mich., lasted from 1917 to 1921; the image above might be, as far as the Internet is concerned, one of the very few (if not only) surviving contemporary photographs of this rare bird.
Circa 1917 San Francisco is the backdrop for this unlabeled shot of four motorists in their anonymous auto, bound for points unknown. With, by the look of things, not a moment to spare! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos