Barney Oldfield and Lincoln Beachy Racing, Columbus, Ohio, 1914

Summary

In this photograph from 1914 Barney Oldfield races his car against an airplane flown by Lincoln Beachey. Each man was renowned for either his racing or flying skill. Oldfield and Beachey partnered to perform daring feats throughout the country, selling tickets to eager spectators wanting to see these modern machines and to be entertained.

In this photograph from 1914 Barney Oldfield races his car against an airplane flown by Lincoln Beachey. Each man was renowned for either his racing or flying skill. Oldfield and Beachey partnered to perform daring feats throughout the country, selling tickets to eager spectators wanting to see these modern machines and to be entertained.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1914

Subject Date

1914

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2005.108.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Embossed into image in lower right hand corner: NICE / COL O. Ink stamp on back of image reads: PHOTOGRAPH DEPT. / W.D. NICE, Mgr. / OHIO STATE JOURNAL CO. / COLUMBUS, OHIO / F.W. McCORMICK.

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