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The Cliff House Beach

Ivan Pozega and myself must be on the very same wave length. He is in Australia and I am here in the US, we have never met in person nor have we spoken to each other. I was going to post these two photos along with the racing car he posted below later on today,…

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Where’s Mabel?

An image from the 1914 movie “Mabel At The Wheel” starring Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin. In the film Chaplin, who plays a villain, offers Mabel a ride on the back of his motorcycle but at some point the buxom actress falls into a mud patch and unbeknowst to the comedy genius, he rides off into the distance until…

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Early steam race

Thanks to Ivan Pozega for research on this one. We believe this was a 5 mile race for steamers only, at Aquidneck Trotter Park, in Rhode Island, on September 6, 1900 (ten half-mile laps). Driving the car at left is John Jacob Astor, IV who came in second. What is the young lad doing in…

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National was one of the greats. They were built in Indianapolis, Indiana. This appears to be a 1912 with updated electric lights. The license plate is a 1914 California. What do you think is in the canvas sacks on the running board? Oranges-on their way to a quick delivery? It is California after all.

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