BABY GAR IV, #F-30, Wood and Johnson in tophats and tails, Buffalo Motor Boat Races, 1924
black-and -white negativePHOTOGRAPHS - NITRATE NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, Buffalo
August 19, 1924
overall: 5 x 7 in.; 12.7 x 17.78 cm
5 x 7 nitrate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on August 19, 1924. View of Gar Wood (right) and Orlin Johnson (left) in the cockpit of BABY GAR IV (F-30). Men seen wearing formal dress, bowties, and jackets with tails. Seen at the Free-For-All Race during Buffalo Races. The formal dress was worn in protest of the comment made that Gar Wood 's racing was not for "gentlemen". Gar Wood was a famous hydroplane racer and boat builder. Orlin Johnson worked side-by-side with Gar Wood readying Wood's boats, testing them and racing them for many years. Typed neg. sleeve: "13265-F". Handwritten original negative sleeve: "Aug 1924 / Baby Gar IV F30 / closeup of Gar Wood & / mechanic at / Buffalo Races / Box 1151". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection