Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Racing [May 2009]

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The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Racing

 

Peter de Paolo, winner of the Balto-Washington 250 mile race snapped just before the start today . (1925). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002695693/

Car Racing:

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Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company (1904, video)

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Racing car, c. 1915

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Winton Bullet No. 2 racing car, 1903

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Unidentified men seated in racing cars

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"The Cootie", a racing car, parked near the White House in Washington, D.C.

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Tracey finishing the Vanderbilt cup race, for racing cars sponsored by W.K. Vanderbilt, Jr

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Hudson Super Six racing car in Washington, D.C. [in front of the State, Navy and War Dept.

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Auto racing, Earl Cooper driving Stutz car number eight on dirt road in Elgin (1915)

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Auto racing, Speedway Park, crowds sitting in parked cars in center of track (1915)

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Chicago's First 500 Mile International Auto Derby, Speedway Prk, Chicago, June 26, 1915.

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First Annual International Sweepstake Race, 30 miles, Cincinnati Motor Speedway, Sept. 4, 1916.

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Auto racing, 300 mile race in progress at Speedway Park, cars racing past grandstands (1916)

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Auto driver, Dario Resta and mechanic sitting in car twenty-one at Speedway Park (1916)

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300-mile race in progress at Speedway Park, showing race cars driving on a track toward the camera and a seating area at the right of the image (1916)

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Meet us at Ascot Speedway, Sunday, 2 P.M., March 19th. (1916)

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Enzo Ferrari left, founder and owner of the Ferrari Auto factories Modena, Italy, and technicians look over a 1959 racing car turned out by his workers.

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7. Photocopy of ca. 1920 view of two racing cars and drivers (one with a trophy) in front of office building of Lexington Motor Co. - Lexington Motor Company, Eighteenth Street & Columbia Avenue, Connersville, Fayette County, IN

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Caleb Bragg in MERCER

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Dario Resta

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Bob Burman's car after accident - Indianapolis

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Peter de Paolo, winner of the Balto-Washington 250 mile race snapped just before the start today (1925)

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Bob Burman, race car driver

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Winner, George Robson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1946

 

Horse Racing:

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S.- No. 6. Revision. State of New Jersey. An act to prevent horse-racing. [1846?].

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Rattler! Winner of the great stallion stake on Long Island, Sept. 30, 1850

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Lexington races! Spring meeting. Association course. fourth day. Thursday, May 28, 1857. Purse $300! Two miles heats … (1857)

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Hamburg Park. Tuesday, July 26th, 1859, at 4 o'clock Trial of speed Mile heats, best three in five, to saddle ... Also exciting match time ... E. Eastman. Philadelphia U. S. Steam-Power Job printing office, Ledger Buildings [1859].

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Stereoscopic views of Long Branch, New Jersey, and vicinity. (96 stereographs) (1860-1890)

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Horse racing - race track, Saratoga, July 1913

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Official Programme (1885)

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Chinook horse racing and spectators, Camas, Washington, ca. 1890-1893.

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Oakenheart (the favorite for my money) : Milton race track near Milton, North Dakota. (190-)

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Saratoga Springs, N.Y., grand stand, Race Track (1900-1910)

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Race course, Saratoga, N.Y.. (1901-1906)

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Finish of the one mile race, Derby Day 1901, Louisville, Ky.. (1901)

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Horse racing, official weighing jockeys (1903)

The Brooklyn handicap-1904 / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company (1904)

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Horse racing, Worth Race Track, four horses racing neck and neck on track (1904)

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Horse racing, Worth Race Track, six horses, with jockeys mounted, racing on track (1904)

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Horse racing, racehorse with jockey mounted, walking on the track across from grandstand (1904)

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Horse racing, Worth Race Track, ten racehorses, with mounted jockeys, racing neck and neck (1904)

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Horse racing track seen from bird's-eye infield view, horses racing down track drawn in by hand (1904-1908)

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Horse racing, men riding horses through a gate at Harlem Race Track (1905)

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Start, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., The. (1907)

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Elbert County Fair (1911)

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Horses racing on a racetrack in or near Chicago, Illinois (1926)

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Horse racing

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Hialeah Park Race Track, East Fourth Avenue, Hialeah, Dade County, FL (1933)

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Smith Racing Stables, County Road 75, Prattville, Autauga County, AL (1933)

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Longacres, Racing Secretary's Office, 1621 Southwest Sixteenth Street, Renton, King County, WA (1933)

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Sulky racing at the Rutland Fair, Rutland, Vermont. (1941)

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Roosevelt Raceway. Paddock III. (1958)

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Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, Long Island. Infield II. (1958)

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Ninth annual race meeting, the Berkshire Hunt, Lenox, Mass.

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Free-for-all race at Charter Oak Park / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White (video)

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Racing at Sheepshead Bay / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White. (video)

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The Brooklyn handicap-1904 / American Mutoscope & Biograph Company.

 

Boat Racing

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College Boat-Racing and the New London Regatta. [The Century; a popular quarterly. / Volume 34, Issue 2, June 1887]

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Before boat race, Columbian Naval Review, 1892 [i.e. 1893].

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Under tow to boat race, Columbian Naval Review, 1892 [i.e. 1893].

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The Harvard and Yale Boat-Race. [Harper's new monthly magazine. / Volume 89, Issue 530, July, 1894]

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Yale - Harvard boat race, 1905.

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Two racing canoes, Tulalip Bay, ca. 1912

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Potomac Boat Club. (1919)

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Eight rowers sitting in a racing shell in a body of water near the Lincoln Park Boat Club (1922)

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Large model or toy sailboats sitting in water during boat race in Ogden Park (1924)

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Large model or toy sailboats in water during boat race in Ogden Park (1924)

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Racers sitting in ice boats on a frozen body of water (1926)

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Chicago Daily News Motor Boat Race, motorboats sailing in profile on a body of water, light exposure (1927)

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Speedboats racing in a body of water near New Orleans, Louisiana (1928)

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Speedboat racer Gar Wood sitting in profile in his speedboat Miss America (1930)

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Regatta. Three boats racing during 1932

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Model yacht and motor boat races : Final championship, Conservatory Lake 72nd St. and 5th Ave., Central Park. (1936/1937)

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Oomiak racers

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Auto boat race on the Hudson / Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

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"Columbia" winning the cup / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, J. Stuart Blackton, Albert E. Smith.

 

Other

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Swimmer H J Handy and another swimmer beginning to dive into a swimming pool during a swimming race (1907)

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Marathon swimmers standing on edge of dock preparing to start race (1915)

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Unidentified swimmers racing in lane in an outdoor swimming pool during a Chicago Daily News swim meet (1929)