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Oct 7th, 1929 — Jaon La Coste, prominent woman auto racer pictured above, was held by police in Chicago, Illinois for attempted robbery in a Chicago hotel, with chloroform and a toy pistol. When first arrested she refused to reveal her identity. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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“America is a country that doesn’t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there.”

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–Laurence J. Peter

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Circa 1940, Daytona Beach, FL — Postcard showing the famous speed record autos (from top) the Jim White Triplex, Major Henry Segrave’s Mystery S (Sunbeam, also called “The Slug”) & Golden Arrow, and Donald Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird IV & Bluebird V.  — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1927, Daytona Beach, FL — “THE MYSTERY S.” WORLD RECORD CAR. (207 MILES PER HOUR), DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1927, Daytona Beach, FL — MAJOR SEGRAVE DRIVING WORLD RECORD CAR MAKES 207 MI. PER HOUR, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. MAR. 29, 1927 — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1929, Daytona Beach, FL — THE “GOLDEN ARROW,” WORLD’S FASTEST CAR (231 MI. PER HOUR), DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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Circa 1935, Daytona Beach, FL — D-139. BLUEBIRD DRIVEN TO A WORLD’S SPEED RECORD BY SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. The great beach constitutes the most unique drive in the world. From above Ormond Beach to the Inlet it is a “tide packed pavement”, 500 feet wide and over 33 miles in length. It is unbelievably smooth and directly at sea level. Thousands visit Daytona Beach just for the breathtaking thrill of a spin down the length of this greatest of all speedways. The International Speed Trials are a great feature of the Winter seasons. — Image by © Lake County Museum/CORBIS

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“Sex appeal rises from him like a cloud of steam.”

 

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Donning a fur top hat & over the knee boots

 

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“Bring the coon-skin home and hang it on the wall” –LBJ

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November 24th, 1925 — Red Grange (wearing raccoon coat seated with reserves on the Chicago Bears during their game against Green Bay) at the Cubs Park Chicago after his signing up with the Bears a day after the closing of his collegiate gridiron career.   Grange’s new Team mate’s as shown in the photo are Left to right: Ralph Scott, Vern Mullen and Oscar Knop. For his appearance in six games, the sorrel top Ball carrier is rumored to make $60,0000. He will don the Bear uniform for the first time in game on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago.  An over flowing crowd is booked. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Circa 1933 — Man In Hat And Raccoon Fur Coat Standing Foot On Bumper Of Chevrolet Roadster Stalled In Snow Storm. — Image by © H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Corbis

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December, 1925, Philadelphia, PA– Here’s a pose of Harold “Red” Grange, the Nation’s football idol, as he appeared on his arrival in Philadelphia with the Chicago Bears, the professional football team which he joined after playing his last collegiate game. Grange was, for the first time, pictured in street attire and seems a little like the phantom of the gridiron in his heavy raccoon skin coat. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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The Prince of Wales’ full name was Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor but he went by David until he was crowned Edward VIII in 1936.

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“If there were no God,” said Voltaire some little time before he embraced Catholicism, “it would be necessary to invent Him.” Today the apparel industry echoes with religious fervor, “If there were no Prince of Wales, it would be necessary to invent him.” The National Association of Clothiers and Furnishers, during their meeting in Atlantic City in February of 1932, unanimously agreed that, of all the men in the world, England’s gallant Edward Albert alone deserved the title “Beau Brummel.” The one other male, it was naively recorded, who approached the Prince even remotely in the matter of influence was insouciant Mayor James Walker. And their report neglected to state whether the power exerted by this blithe individual should be praised as beneficial or condemned as corrupting and evil because of its jazzy sausage-causing lines and Broadway eccentricities.

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From “Apparel Arts”, 1933 via Dandyism

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