Duryea Motor Wagon at the 1895 Chicago Times-Herald Race

Summary

Frank J. Duryea sits at the tiller of the horseless carriage he designed, built, and drove to victory in the 1895 Chicago Times-Herald Race. Beside him is umpire Arthur W. White. The event, held November 28, was the first official auto race in the United States.

Frank J. Duryea sits at the tiller of the horseless carriage he designed, built, and drove to victory in the 1895 Chicago Times-Herald Race. Beside him is umpire Arthur W. White. The event, held November 28, was the first official auto race in the United States.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

28 November 1895

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.1774.CO.966

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 9.875 in

Inscriptions

On back, hand written in pencil: 1895 - The Duryea entry, winner of America's first motor vehicle race. J. Frank Duryea at the tiller, with Arthur W. White, Toronto, umpire. (page 2, Chronicles L.P.) On back, stamped in blue ink with hand-writing in Henry Austin Clark, Jr.'s hand: FILE No. Co 966.

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