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Runaways -- real ones, calculated to make your hair stand on end -- will be caught by members of the Traffic Squad. -- N.Y. Times
June 24, 1916. "Police show at Sheepshead Bay Speedway -- rescuing woman from runaway horse." A benefit for "widows and orphans of the men whose names are carried on the Honor Roll." 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.
"Timothy Mellon is chairman and majority owner of Pan Am Systems, a transportation holding company." -- Wikipedia
June 17, 1947. "Paul Mellon residence in Upperville, Virginia. Timmie on hobbyhorse." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.