Jan 07 2014

Vanderbilia Postcard Series #3. The Brooklyn Eagle Mineola Fair Post Cards of the 1906 Course


The third in the VanderbiltCupRaces.com postcard series was produced by the Brooklyn Eagle as souvenirs for the 1906 Mineola Fair. The postcards featured photos of the course for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

Ten of the 15 postcards are shown below. If you have any of the missing postcards in the series, please send a jpeg to Howard@Kroplick.com .

Enjoy,

Howard Kroplick

A key to the locations shown on the postcards.

The Roslyn house in the background is still standing.



Comments

Jan 08 2014 Joe Oesterle 7:28 PM

I don’t know where to start.  Please someone help.  Where exactly did IU Willets Road wind like that?
-joe o

Jan 12 2014 Howard Kroplick 9:38 PM

From Joe O:

“Possibly the S curve on Willis Av. Photographer may be on the NE corner looking east down IU Willets, though the course didn’t route that way, they turned at Willis and headed south towards Krugs. “

Jan 12 2014 Howard Kroplick 9:42 PM

From Frank Feminas:

“Love the postcard series. Where to begin is right! Is “Lakewill”, Lakeville? And check out the low hanging high voltage lines near Roslyn House. A recipe for disaster, what were they thinking?”

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