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Speed Week: 1906

Speed Week: 1906

Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1906. "Beach Street auto livery." 5x8 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



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I spent far too much time looking for this but I am convinced that this is the proper view. 246 S. Beach Street is the building on the far left of the original photo, the building to the right has the same type of stone (behind it's modern fascia) and Wallace's Curios are where Google said it should be.

As I remember

The speed record attempts were centered up the road a bit at Ormond Beach where in '06 Fred Marriott broke the record at 127.7 mph in the steam powered Stanley Rocket.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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