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So you want to see some Pictures of 1911 E-M-F Automobiles? Well, you have found the right page

Select the body style of the car you would like to see from the quick links in the menu on the left, or the selections below, or just scroll down. Click on the small picture to see the full size picture. ENJOY THE PHOTOS!!!

If you have a picture of an EMF you would like included here, please send it to me either via e-mail or US-mail at the address' below. If you choose to use the US mail to send me a photograph, and wish to have the photo returned, please also send a Self Addressed Stamped envelope along with the photo. Include important data such as Year, body style, owners name and any other data you would like included such as serial number etc. THANKS!!!

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1911 Five Passenger Touring Cars
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1911 Standard 5 Passenger (Open) Touring car from factory literature.
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1911 Five Passenger Fore Door Touring car from factory literature.
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This photo is from a 1911 Owners manual showing the "Standard Touring" (Open touring).
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This photo is from a 1911 Owners manual showing the "Fore Door Touring" (New for 1911 with front doors).
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This picture was submitted by Ron Engle of his grandfather in what he thought was a 1911 E-M-F. Looks like a 1911 Standard (Open)Touring to me. Ron says of the picture... "The photo I'm attaching was taken in March 1911. My Grandfather John F. Engle is in the driver's seat and my father, Ross Engle, is right behind his shoulder. The photo was taken in Wyota, Iowa." Thanks to Ron for the great photo.
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This picture was submitted by Jerry Cunningham of his Great-Great grandfathers family in what he thought was a 1911 E-M-F. Looks like a 1911 Standard (Open) Touring to me. Jerry says of the picture... I have attached a copy of a picture of my Great-Great Grandfather Snider' family gathered around what we think is a 1911 EMF Touring Car. The picture was taken just north of Lebanon, Indiana in what we would guess to be around 1912.

This picture is of interest to me, in that I found the grease cap off of an EMF in approximately 1964 in the field behind the pictured house. My grandfather (the little tike sitting on the running board) told me they had converted an EMF into a tractor and apparently the grease cap had fallen off in the field. This evidently is the car they converted at some point in time. Thanks to Jerry for the great photo.
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Picture of what appears to be a 1911 E-M-F 5 Passenger touring. I bought this photo off of eBay.
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These people are having "One more for the road" before setting out in their 1911 E-M-F Standard (Open) Touring. Thanks to Rick Arnold for the great photo.
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This picture was found on the WSU Archive Website and appears here by permission. Thanks to them. Check out all the great photos on their website at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/imagedatabases.htm .
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"On July 3rd, 1911, as prelude to the Fourth of July celebrations, Okanogan invited nearby towns to a centennial flag raising at the site of the original Fort Okanogan Trading Post of the Hudson Bay Company... Sitting at the wheel of his EMF automobile is Captain C. E. Hansen and in the other EMF is Mr. Folmsbee of Okanogan, his wife sitting alongside of him. The post was located 1/2 mile from the Okanogan River's mouth on the east side."

This picture was found on the WSU Archive Website and appears here by permission. Thanks to them. Check out all the great photos on their website at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/imagedatabases.htm .
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"Early October, 1911, a contingent of Okanogan townsmen forged a path from the South Half (the area of the Colville Indian Reservation directly across the river from town) through Cold Springs to the Condon Ferry at the Columbia River. Fifteen men in three cars traveled on the primitive Wild Goose Bill Road, clearing a path with picks and shovels. The work took longer than expected, and, when many had to return home that same evening, the party split up. Harry Folmsbee, in his EMF automobile, along with Harry J. Kerr, Harry Stark, Sam T. Nelson, and Frank Matsura, traveled the entire twenty-six miles to the Condon Ferry. Developing the Wild Goose Bill Road was said to have shaved forty miles off the drive from Okanogan to Spokane. Known citizens from left to right are: Ira Freer (standing on the right hand side of his Locomobile), William C. Brown (fourth from the left), Harry Stark on his right, Harry Folmsbee (beside the front right tire of his EMF automobile), Harry J. Kerr (standing next to him holding a can), and Sam T. Nelson, leaning on the headlight of John Forsyth's EMF."

Webmaster note: I am not sure the car on the left is an E-M-F.

This picture was found on the WSU Archive Website and appears here by permission. Thanks to them. Check out all the great photos on their website at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/imagedatabases.htm .
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"First Automobile at "Condon Ferry" October 16, 1911. Photographer: Matsura, Frank S. Description: On a pioneering automobile trip, a contingent of Okanogan auto travelers drove twenty-six somewhat successful miles to the Wild Goose Bill or Condon Ferry located on the Columbia River. Of the contingent, only Ira Freer's Locomobile made it through the whole way. John Forsyth and Harry Folmsbee's EMF machines did not. Twelve other men rode along for the adventure. The EMFs ran into trouble just across the river from town on a steep grade. Stuck, they used shovels and picks to clear a path. Some men, however, needed to return home before dark so the party split up. Ten people and two cars returned home, while Folmsbee (driver), Kerr (standing, rear wheel), Harry Stark (back seat), S.T. Nelson (standing, front wheel), and Matsura kept on through the area of Cold Springs until they reached their destination. The Columbia River is in the background.

This picture was found on the WSU Archive Website and appears here by permission. Thanks to them. Check out all the great photos on their website at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/imagedatabases.htm .
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This photo appears courtesy of Rick Arnold. Rick found this photo on the wall of a local resturaunt and bartered several picutres he had in exchange for it.

Looks like this 1911 E-M-F Standard Touring is ready to take the crew out for a ride Thanks to Rick for allowing it to appear here and for the resourceful work in obtaining it.
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This Photo appeared in our tourbook for the 2004 E-M-F Company Outing.
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This Photo appeared in our tourbook for the 2004 E-M-F Company Outing. The two cars on the right side are Flanders 20s Look at the cars in the window on the second floor of the building, and the people looking down wondering... "...what are those Studebaker people are doing now?!?". I wish I could read what the signs on the sides of the cars say.



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What appears to be a 1911 E-M-F participating in an endurance run from Detroit to Rutland, VT. Rutland was the birthplace of Walter Flanders.
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The following two pictures were sent in by Barb Hessel and appear here by her permission. Thanks Barb! She says of the pictures: "These pictures are taken on the family farm in Alton, Iowa. My father is the youngest child and is sitting on his father's lap in the color enhanced picture (This photo - ed). . The other people in the picture are all relatives. His father was Gerrit Ruisch and his mother Marie Fredericks Ruisch. Marie's mother is in the pictures as are her stepfather and uncle. I don't know much about the car. The lanterns from the car were in one of the barns on the farm long after the car was gone. The farm is no longer in the family and I don't know what became of the car."

Note the 1911 Iowa license plate. This car was probably brand new when this picture was taken. Also, does it look like the front axle was striped? Looks like light colored paint and a dark stripe to me.

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The Second picture sent in by Barb Hessel. Note the 1912 Iowa license plate. Thanks again to Barb for allowing it to appear here.

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A photo from a postcard showing a 1911 E-M-F Touring. Not sure how I ended up with this photo. I found it while cleaning up the disk on my computer.
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This photo was submitted by Bruce Carr. He says of the photo:

The inscription on the back is as follows: “Francis Carr - at wheel in 1910 Model EMF, George Middleton - Brother-in-law beside him, rear seat : Mary Robson Middleton Carr - wife of Francis, Mary Middleton - wife of George, David Carr - son of Francis and Mary. Photo taken about 1911 or 1912”. I determined from your Spotter’s Guide, however that the car is a 1911 model. This photo was probably taken in Ogden , Utah . David Carr in the back seat is my grandfather, and his father, Francis Carr is my great-grandfather.

I would agree with your assessment that it is a 1911 E-M-F 5-Passenger Fore Door Touring. Thanks to Bruce for the great picture and allowing it to be shown here.
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This photo was sent to me by Jim Benjaminson of the Pembina County Historical Society.He says of the picture:

The photo was taken in Cavalier, North Dakota, probably during the winter of 1911-12, in front of the bank building on the corner of Main and Division streets in Cavalier, North Dakota. . The driver/owner is L. A. (Lou) Watson of nearby Bathgate, North Dakota. Seated in the middle rear seat is Bruce Watson (born 1899).

The car is a 30 horse-power E-M-F, car serial number 6045.

The car was first registered in North Dakota July 28, 1911 with North Dakota license plate number 6447. There is no record of it being registered in 1912 but was re-registered to the same owner July 13, 1913 with North Dakota license plate number 6779. The 1913 registration records now show the car as being a Studebaker although with the same serial number as listed earlier.

Photo credit Cecil Watson via the Pembina County (N.D.) Historical Society.
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1911 Fore Door Touring owned by Howard Heath at the time the picture was taken. This picture was found in an article on the EMF in an issue of "Automobile Quarterly", Volume 17, number 4 (1979) on page 355.
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1911 Standard (Open) Touring owned by Dawn and Rick Arnold. This car is one of the few that is set up with the southern wide track tread. The standard tread for an E-M-F is 56 inches. This car has a tread size of 60 inches. This photo was taken a few years ago parked in front of the SantaFe Rail Way station at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. Thanks to Rick for this great photo.
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1911 5-Passenger Touring owned by Sean McGill. You can click the links below for more views of this beautiful car. Note the levers on the outside of the body.Thanks to Sean for this great photo.

Picture of front of the car
Close up picture of front of car
Picture of the left side of the car
Picture of drivers controls

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1911 Roadsters
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1911 Roadster from factory literature.
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An artist rendition of a 1911 Roadster from an owners manual for 1911.
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This is a picture of what looks like a 1911 E-M-F Roadster from a photo postcard. Look at the tread on those tires. Looks like this guy loved to drive his E-M-F.
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This picture of 1911 E-M-F Roadsteris supplied by William Crestwell. William collects period photos of early automobiles. Thanks to William for allowing it to appear here.
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This picute of a 1911 E-M-F was used for advertising on a postcard.
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1911 Demi-Tonneaus
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This is an artist rendition of the 1911 Demi Tonneau taken from an owners manual for 1911.
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This is an original photo of the passenger side of a 1911 E-M-F Demi Tonneau. You can see the rear end of the car including the tail light. If you look real close you can even see the stripping on the spokes of the wheels. This photo was used in factory advertisements.
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This picture shows two beautiful women in what looks to me like a 1911 E-M-F Demi Tonneau.
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This is a picture of what appears to be a 1911 E-M-F Demi Tonneau. It is curious that the rear doors on the 1911 Demis appear to sometimes be hinged in the front, and other times be hinged in the rear. This picture appears here courtesy of the Walkertown Area Historical Society. You can check out their website at www.walkertownareahistoricalsociety.org.
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This is a picture of the passenger side of Paul Anthony's Demi Tonneau on tour.
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This is another picture of Paul Anthony's Demi Tonneau from the drivers side.
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1911 Coupes
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This is an artist rendition of the 1911 E-M-F Coupe taken from an owners manual for 1911.
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This is an Ad from the magazine American Suburbs from what appears to be 1910.
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An add was sent to me out of an old Hemmings from 1973 for this E-M-F Coupe once owned by Harvey Firestone. Here are some other pictures:
Back of the Coupe,
Inside of the Coupe,
and The complete add from Hemmings.
Anyone know where this rare car is now?
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A recent photo of a 1911 E-M-F Coupe. It may be the same one in the Hemmings ad. I am not sure.
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Another recent photo of what appears to be the same 1911 E-M-F Coupe.
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1911 Miscellaneous
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Here is the E-M-F Factory race-car (#33). It is currently owned by Gordon Matson and has recently been restored to this beautiful condition. This picture was taken at the Radnor Hunt Club car show. This car has also appeared at the prestigious Pebble beach concourse and at the 2006 Hershey show where it won its Junior 1st. Here are pictures from Pebble Beach and Hershey:

Pebble Beach show picture.
Hershey 2006 show picture.

Thanks to Gordon for the great pictures!

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This is an artist rendition of the lineup of body styles for 1911 taken from an owners manual for 1911. Thanks to Rick Arnold for supplying the scan.
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A picture of the output of the E-M-F Factory. Looks to me to be 1911? Let me know what you think and your reasons for thinking so. Photo submitted by Richard Quinn
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This is a picture or a whole lineup of what look like 1911 E-M-F Chassis on Piquette street in front of the E-M-F Factory in Detroit.
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