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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE CHICAGO, c. 1950s

Brighton Beach: 1910

Brighton Beach: 1910

May 14, 1910. Racecar driver Al Poole in his Simplex at Brighton Beach, Coney Island. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

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Focal plane shutter

The distorted shape of the wheels suggests that this picture was taken with a camera with a focal plane shutter.

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