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Title
Barney Oldfield
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1913
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Barney Oldfield races his front-drive Christie against a Curtis bi-plane at the old Ascot track. The first mile-a-minute race-car driver, Oldfield helped to popularize automobiles at the turn of the 20th Century. (It was said that his success enabled Henry Ford to finance the Model T.) He drove with a cigar clamped between his teeth--which he said served as a shock absorber on jaw-rattling rides.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00048898
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 444.
CARL0000052962
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17389
Subject
Oldfield, Barney,--1878-1946
Automobile racing
Automobile racing drivers
Racetracks (Automobile racing)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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