Barney Oldfield Greeting a "Safety First" Dog, New Jersey, 1936

Summary

Barney Oldfield remained active in racing and the automotive industry after his last professional race in 1918. The showman attended and refereed racing meets, ran a tire company, drove a tractor faster than a mile a minute, test drove vehicles and appeared in movies. In the 1930s, Oldfield--who survived several racing accidents and had lost racetrack colleagues--campaigned for safe driving.

Barney Oldfield remained active in racing and the automotive industry after his last professional race in 1918. The showman attended and refereed racing meets, ran a tire company, drove a tractor faster than a mile a minute, test drove vehicles and appeared in movies. In the 1930s, Oldfield--who survived several racing accidents and had lost racetrack colleagues--campaigned for safe driving.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1936

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2005.108.22

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

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