Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Motor Car in City Life c. 1907

Here we have two photos from a magazine's pages, the details of which we found of interest. A "Taximeter" would be one way to get around town on one's own, and for shopping it would be marvelously handy. It can't have run cheap, either, in spite of their gas prices back then.
Horses were also a concern when motoring was still young. I like how the lower photo is captioned, don't you? Even a horse might have an advantage over traffic, I suppose! Lucky for the modern horse, they never have to handle our traffic issues except when carrying our mounted police or pulling carriages in places like Central Park. What tickles me, though, is how often we see them even in any major city.
Note the closely tucked veil the lady is wearing! Was she shy about a camera?
We hope our visitors may find plenty of uses for both these antique images.
Happy Creativity!

Antique Magazine Photos of City Motoring

Modern Black & White
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Original Look
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Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives

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Dezinaworld said...

Fabulous and fun vintage images. Loving your blog
hugs June x

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi June!
Thanks for the visit!
Guess we love these old images--but I love the old cars too for their beauty and uniqueness.

artistamyjo said...

These are great,I have old photo's of that era.
I keep threatning my hubby I'll get a horse if gas gets too high!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Amy

Plush Possum Studio said...

Amy Jo:
What could we do to get you to scan a few of your photos in for us? Do you have a scanner with 300dpi capability?
Will trade ephemera for same--can offer you a few choices. Let's email about it!

P.S. Tell your husband the horse'll eat grass-no mowing! LOL

Ann said...

these are wonderful vintage images!!!
wouldn't it be nice not to have to fight for a parking space at the mall!!!!!! thanks so much !!!!!love them!!! have a happy weekend!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Ann: No fighting for a spot at the mall? Well, I suppose it depends on the time of day. Near 2 AM I don't think you'll find itoverly busy! LOL
Let's talk Frida!

Lisa M said...

Your blog is fantastic! I LOVE the steampunk posts...wonderful. :) So happy you stopped by my blog and left led me to your amazing creativity! :)
Have a great one and thanks again.

Gerri Herbst said...

Beautiful images...thank u

Plush Possum Studio said...

You are very welcome, Gerri!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Lisa: Hi and welcome! Thanks for your sweet praises. They do us good. You can expect me to revisit your place one day soon!

Mina said...

Oh these are so beautiful and the restoration job you did is amazing. I wish I had one of those gorgeous dresses. Have a great week.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi Mina!
So glad you like today's post! and I know what you mean about dresses from that era. So different from the way we dress today!

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