"Two Cars Coming on Parkway," Vanderbilt Cup Race, Long Island, New York, 1908

Summary

In 1908, portions of the Vanderbilt Cup race circuit were moved to the newly-built Long Island Motor Parkway. The parkway -- one of the world's first paved, limited-access highways -- provided a safer route for racers and spectators alike. Nevertheless, some fans still insisted on getting too close to the action.

In 1908, portions of the Vanderbilt Cup race circuit were moved to the newly-built Long Island Motor Parkway. The parkway -- one of the world's first paved, limited-access highways -- provided a safer route for racers and spectators alike. Nevertheless, some fans still insisted on getting too close to the action.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

24 October 1908

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.1.1774.333.44.B

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Width: 4.75 in

Inscriptions

on front: "Two cars coming" on Parkway

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