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Title
Leaping Lenas in ancient auto race from L.A. to State Fair
Contributor
McCurry Foto Co
Sacramento History Online: 2002-2003
Date Created and/or Issued
1927
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
2009-1086.
Sacramento entries posed near autos in front of State Office Building #1, Sacramento. Automobiles include: 1904 Ford by A.H. Moeler; 1905 Buick by S.J. McDonough; 1905 Cadillac by Shell Oil Co.; 1907 Franklin by W.L. Laughland; 1904 Reo by J.G. Gaughan; 1901 Oldsmobile by F.M. Sorley. (Los Angeles entries included 1905 Cadillac by Don Lee). George Messer, dressed as pirate, described in newspaper articles as "longest native California," being 6' 9 1/2" in height.
Negative, no. 22,983 (4 x 5 in.)
A 500-mile pioneer automobile race from Los Angeles to Sacramento as one of the attractions of the California State Fair. Event rules required the automobiles to be twenty years or older. The route was up the Coast Highway to San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. Race began in Los Angeles, Exposition Park, Sept. 1. Were seven entries, some from Sacramento, others from Southern California (the Sacramento entries were transported to Los Angeles by truck, making stops in Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield).
Type
image
Format
Unmediated
Sheet
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photographic print ; 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.
Identifier
(C)001377077CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVV-0289
Language
English
Subject
Automobiles--California--Sacramento
Contests--California
Automobile racing--California
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Group portraits
Photographic prints
Messer, George--Photographs
Jesse M. Unruh Building (Sacramento, Calif.)--Photographs
State Office Building No. 1 (Sacramento, Calif.)--Photographs
Place
California
Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)

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