Auto racing, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1912

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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.

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  • 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

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(207) 265-2729

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