Featured 1916 Yard Long Photograph of Rochester, NY Automobile Show

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Bookahtoo, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I was at my parent's house yesterday with one of my sister's - we are starting the process of cleaning out the house prior to listing it - and she was showing me what she had done in the garage. This photo was leaning up against some frames - she saw me spot it and said "Oh yeah, do you want that? So and so gave it to me, she thought I might like the frame." My eyes practically bugged out of my head, and I grabbed it so fast I got splinters.
    The photo itself is 37 1/2" long. As far as the subject goes, I've found that the Annual Car Show started in 1908. This picture was taken in front of the Exposition Park in Rochester in 1916. The title on it says Strong Motors, Inc. "HOUSEWARMING", January 20, 1916 Parade of New York State "Chandler" Dealers in their new Model 17 Chandler cars. At the bottom it says "Taken in front of the Rochester, N.Y. Automobile Show."
    Strong Motors was located in Rochester.
    I'm sure there's a great history of this car show with lots of information but I haven't round it.
    Can anyone help me with this? Comments and opinions are welcome. Thanks.


    I like the police escorts on a horse and a mule:


    A few close ups:


    The back, and some writing on the back:


  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    That's fantastic.
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  3. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thank you.
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  4. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Way cool. Glad your sister didn't want it. :smuggrin:
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Score!!!!!!!!! If you don't want it, that's an easy sale. Some car guys would go nuts.
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  6. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Well, my sister just dropped in, and it turns out that the Abbott on the back of the photo was H. Abbott, her friend's grandfather, or great uncle. Can you believe she gave this to my sister for the frame? He must be one of the dealers in the "parade".

    I have been thinking of keeping this - did you notice that the mule is wearing a top hat?
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Cops on mules ???

    Car guys will want it
    architechture guys will want it..
    decorators too...
    Yard long...& hot !!!
    Say thanks to your sister !!
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  8. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    That is super cool.
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  10. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  11. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

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  12. Suzy60us

    Suzy60us Well-Known Member

    What a find ! I can't wait to show my husband. I did a quick read, Chandlers were made in Cleveland and were a medium priced car.
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  13. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

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  14. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

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    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

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  16. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Have been reading this with great interest, Book.

    Watch those splinters! :)
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