Here is a fine Ford Runabout with a bit of exterior “advertising” on Shorpy today!
Maybe we just stopped off for shake or sundae but caught the photographer’s eye!
There was a lot going on “in AND about” this Ford in 1940.
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Neat old photo just before WW2.
Such a bad boy, I’d love to see it going around the streets… And I’d love to meet with this “Cicero the Dope”, such a cool name he had lol. God, when I was a kid my grandfather had a 1915 Ford Runabout in his barn, I remember one day we got inside the barn with my little brother and scratched our names on the car. My grandfather went crazy, I can understand him now. Later my uncle sold the car in order to buy apartment in Phuket Thailand.I wonder if our names are still on the car
Wonderful picture from long ago and Model T years after production stopped. Nasty looking rust hole below the faked door and the typical bent rear fenders from not having a rear bumper for protection. Except for the one bicyclist bracketed in his own “box” it appears to be a deserted town. The overall image presents itself as almost a cross between a Norman Rockwell story laden image and an Edward Hopper lonely disconnected world painting. I guess a late Sunday morning in an almost any town setting. Given the pandemic state of things now going on, this picture gives a relatable feeling comparable to life today. hopefully with the impending lifting of Stay at Home Orders our times will change for the better. Thank you for posting it.