Lot 967: Famous race car driver (1878-1946) who was the first man to drive a car at 60 miles per hour. Striking vintage matte-finish 7 x 9 portrait of Oldfield by Hall's Studio on Broadway, affixed to its original 10.25 x 12.75 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen, "To my old Pal Carl, You know me, Barney Oldfield." Mount is stamped by the studio in the lower left corner. In fine condition, with trimmed edges and scattered surface marks to mount. Hall's Studio was active in the 1910s and took photos of many early actors and performers; this was likely taken while Oldfield was starring in the 1913 Mack Sennett production Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts
Friday, 23rd October 2015
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