Contemporary Photos of MIGHTY MICHIGAN 40 Automobiles

I have scoured the internet and various publications for photos taken of  MICHIGAN automobiles during the period 1911 to 1915 or so. Below is the sum total I’ve found — FIVE (5) photos.   It is discouraging.  None of the existing literature or promotional materials for the Michigan Motor Car Company contain actual photographs of real cars.  All the literature shows illustrations — not photos.  Two of the five (5) photos below are Fleck Family pictures and have not been circulated publicly.    Here are the ones that I have found so far.

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Allegedly the first automobile in Humbolt County, California  from "Historic Images of Fortuna & Area" This seems to be a 1912 Model K. Note pin striping on the hood, nickel headlight bezel and painted radiator. Car is right hand drive.

Allegedly the first automobile in Humbolt County, California from “Historic Images of Fortuna & Area” This seems to be a 1912 Model K. Note pin striping on the hood, nickel headlight bezel and painted radiator. Car is right hand drive.

 

This is a 1913 Model R. note the painted radiator with M medallion & pin stripes on body and hood, electric lights, running board tool chest. License plate shows OREgon.

This is a 1913 Model R. note the painted radiator with M medallion & pin stripes on body and hood, electric lights, running board tool chest. License plate shows OREgon.

This photo is of a 1913 Model R. Note the left hand drive, nickel radiator & headlight bezels, running board tool box. Cannot see any pin striping.  Car is from J. H. Kohorst photos in St. John's Church, Arcadia IOWA.

This photo is of a 1913 Model R. Note the left hand drive, nickel radiator & headlight bezels, running board tool box. Cannot see any pin striping. Car is from J. H. Kohorst photos in St. John’s Church, Arcadia IOWA.

These last two photos are of OUR 1912 Michigan Model K, and both photos were taken on July 4, 1915, in Hobart, Indiana.

John Grover Fleck and passengers (names?) preparing for July 4, 1915 parade in Hobart, Indiana. Note the teddy bear holding the flag below the license plate.

John Grover Fleck and passengers (names?) preparing for July 4, 1915 parade in Hobart, Indiana. Note the teddy bear holding the flag below the license plate.

July 4, 1915, corner of 3rd & Main, headed South on Main Street, Hobart, Indiana

July 4, 1915, corner of 3rd & Main, headed South on Main Street, Hobart, Indiana

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY ADDITIONAL CONTEMPORARY PHOTOS OF “MIGHTY MICHIGAN 40” AUTOMOBILES.  Each contemporary photo contains a bit of information that may help us properly restore these cars.

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