Tag: James Breese


  • Sep 12 2015

    Film and Photos: The 1905 Ormond-Daytona Beach Automobile Races

    King Rose Archives posted this four-minute film of the 1905 Ormond Daytona Beach Automobile Races including a segment with William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. competing in his 1905 Mercedes.

  • Aug 04 2012

    Southampton’s James L. Breese and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    James Lawrence Breese (1854-1934) was a wealthy stockbroker and renowned amateur photographer with a spectacular country home in Southampton. Supported by a fortune made in finance at his firm Breese & Smith, his real passions were photography, art, automobiles, racing and architecture.

  • Jul 06 2009

    The 1911 Breese Racer

    Sunday's post featured a film of the 1946 "Race of Racers" where Old 16 driven by Joe Tracy just beat out the 1911 "Breese of Paris" Racer driven by Bobby Breese. Walter McCarthy has provided this photo of Bobby Breese and his car.

  • Mar 04 2008

    Film “1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge.