When Last Seen On The Road

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This RPPC has one of the best homemade captions ever! The image shows a couple of guys (we presume them to have a great sense of humor) in their photo prop car, overcoats and derby or bowler hats.

If you’ve noticed that the steering wheel is on the right in this photo, then “good eye.”  So, was the image reversed or the card from Great Britain then? No, the explanation (for those of us who were not previously aware) is that prior to the 1908 Ford Model T, almost all American cars were made with the steering wheel on the right. Ford’s Model T design placed it on the left, to make it easier for the passenger to avoid oncoming traffic. See the link below for a great web article on the subject.

Undivided back, Real Photo Postcard, unused with writing. Sailboat stamp box, manufacturer unknown. Circa 1905 – February 1907.

Price:  $7.00

Source:   “Fact: American Steering Wheels Haven’t Always Been On The Left.”  March 13, 2013. Lost In The Pond. Web accessed March 31, 2015.

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