Barney Oldfield in Racecar on a Los Angeles, California Racetrack, 1916

Summary

This photograph depicts racing legend, Barney Oldfield, driving a Christie to a 1909 track record in Los Angeles, California. Oldfield autographed this photo for Henry Ford who was instrumental in starting Oldfield's racing career.

This photograph depicts racing legend, Barney Oldfield, driving a Christie to a 1909 track record in Los Angeles, California. Oldfield autographed this photo for Henry Ford who was instrumental in starting Oldfield's racing career.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1916

Subject Date

1916

Creators

Hughes, W. A. 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Los Angeles 

Creator Notes

Photographed by W. A. Hughes of Los Angeles, California

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1767.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Barney Oldfield.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten at top edge in black ink: Breaking one mile track record. Los Angeles March '19 time 45 sec Handwritten in lower left corner in black ink: Hello Henry / A little bit faster than the old days but no more fun or glory. / You know me / Barney Stamped on front lower edge in black: PHOTO BY W.A. HUGHES Stamped on back in purple ink: W.A. HUGHES, Photographer / 938 Hinton Ave., Los Angeles, Cal. / Main 4268 --- F 5969

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