Early Automobile Racing Gloves, circa 1905, Owned by Joe Tracy

Summary

Early twentieth-century race car driver Joe Tracy owned this pair of driving gloves. Born in Ireland, Tracy immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s. He drove in the first five races of the Vanderbilt Cup (1904-1906) and represented the U.S. at the 1905 Gordon Bennett Race in France. Tracy ended his short racing career in 1906.

Early twentieth-century race car driver Joe Tracy owned this pair of driving gloves. Born in Ireland, Tracy immigrated to the United States in the late 1800s. He drove in the first five races of the Vanderbilt Cup (1904-1906) and represented the U.S. at the 1905 Gordon Bennett Race in France. Tracy ended his short racing career in 1906.

Artifact

Driving gloves

Date Made

circa 1905

Creators

Unknown

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

97.35.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Jerry Helck.

Material

Leather
Metal

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Width: 4 in

Length: 10 in

Inscriptions

Top of snaps: RP&Co Underside of snaps: Made by Amco

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