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Some early race cars pass by spectators on Old Orchard Beach at speeds exceeding 100 mph during a race around 1912.
The first organized auto races on Old Orchard Beach took place on Labor Day weekend in 1911 in front of crowds estimated at 50,000 people.
About This Item
- Title: Auto racing, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912
- Creator: Tichnor Brothers
- Creation Date: circa 1912
- Subject Date: circa 1912
- Location: Old Orchard Beach, York County, ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 8.8 cm x 13.5 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Automobile racing--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Old Orchard Beach (Me.)--Postcards
- Sports spectators--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
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