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Title Panhard et Levassor automobile real photo postcard, showing Maurice Farman at the wheel with an unidentified mechanician next to him; 1908
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Postcard
Caption Panhard et Levassor real photo postcard, Maurice Farman @ wheel, 1908
Scope & Content Real photo postcard (RPPC).

Panhard et Levassor automobile postcard. Printed caption on front reads, "Seine-Inférieure - Grand Prix de l'A.C.F." [l'Automobile Club de France] - 6 et 7 Juillet 1908" and "FARMAN sur voiture PANHARD & LEVASSOR." Under the latter text is written "frère de l'aviateur célèbre" - brother of the celebrated aviator - making this Maurice Farman, brother of Henri.

Inset photographic cartouches show driver Henri Cissac and mechanician and driver George Heath with his mechanician. A hand-written note above Cissac's photo reads "fut tué au circuit de Dieppe en 1908" - killed on the race course at Dieppe in 1908. During the 1908 French Grand Prix, Cissac's car lost a tire and rolled, killing both Cissac and Jules Schaube, his mechanician. This was the first fatal accident in Grand Prix history. A hand-written note above Heath's photo notes that he won the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup.

peter Maggioni
Accession# 2010G1108
Subjects Racetracks (Automobile racing)
Circuits automobiles
Automobile racing drivers
Coureurs automobiles
Automobile racing
Automobiles, Racing
Heath, George, 1862-1943
Cissac, Henri, 1877-1908
Farman, Maurice Alain, 1877-1964.
Panhard et Levassor.
Vanderbilt Cup races.
Object ID 2010G1108.11
Date 06/06/1908-06/07/1908
Year Range from 1908
Year Range to 1908
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Slightly faded; image written on; postmarked.
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