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Title "Itala" automobile real photo postcard, 1908
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Postcard
Caption "Itala" automobile real photo postcard, 1908
Scope & Content Real photo postcard (RPPC).

Itala, two pictures on one card. Printed caption for top photo reads, "FOURNIER sur voiture ITALA"; second reads, "PIACENZA sur voiture ITALA". Under both is printed, "Seine-Inférieure - Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. - 6 et 7 Juillet 1908, L'Hirondelle - Paris". Hand-written caption on top picture only; it reads, "Cette équipe est une des plus redoutables" [This team is one of the most fearsome). Verso is addressed to Mademoiselle Elise Dionot, 2 bis rue Louette, Rouen (Seine-Inférieure), but there is no stamp or postmark.

Giovanni Piacenza, representing Italy, did not finish the July 7 1908 Dieppe XI Grand Prix de l'A.C.F., due to gearbox problems with the Itala car he and his mechanic are shown in on this card. Henri Fournier, racing for France, came in 20th in the same race, in the Itala car he and his mechanic are shown in on this card.

peter Maggioni
Accession# 2010G1108
Subjects Racetracks (Automobile racing)
Circuits automobiles
Automobile racing drivers
Coureurs automobiles
Automobile racing
Automobiles, Racing
Object ID 2010G1108.06
People Piacenza, Giovanni
Fournier, Henri
Date 1908
Year Range from 1908
Year Range to 1908
Condition Fair
Condition Notes Slightly faded; image written on; postmarked.
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