And the prize is death

Author:
Levering, Albert, 1869-1929
Date:
1910-10-26
Description:
Illustration shows a macabre figure of the Roman god Mercury labeled "Speed Mania" leading automobile drivers speeding along country roads in an automobile race. They are being cheered by crowds even while having accidents and running over spectators.
Subject:
Automobile racing, Speed, Spectators, Traffic accidents, Mercury (Roman deity), Death
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288524
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