Stanley Steam Racer on Old Orchard Beach, September 1911

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Stanley Steam Racer on Old Orchard Beach, September 1911

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Description

L.F.N. (Leon) Baldwin prepares for an exhibition run at the inaugural races at Old Orchard Beach, held on Labor Day Weekend, 1911. Baldwin's car, No.3, is a special 30 hp Stanley steam race car, one of two designed for long-distance events, specifically the Vanderbilt Cup races in 1906. In one of his runs on the beach, Baldwin set a speed record for a mile in 39 seconds, 92.3 mph.

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About This Item

  • Title: Stanley Steam Racer on Old Orchard Beach, September 1911
  • Creation Date: 1911
  • Subject Date: 1911
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.1 cm x 14.3 cm
  • Collection: Joseph Freeman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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