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from ABOVE the racers taken in fact, from the clouds.
The camera is rapidly becoming the eye of the world, and The
Day Book shows today how the camera and the airship can unite
to educate and interest, us.
The racing auto photograph is shown on the next page.
The photograph shows graphically what an automobile speed-
ine- at 72 miles an hnnr Innkc irp frnm nn nircViin whinninP" the ether
' at 60 miles an hour. It was taken by the noted press photographer,
.tiugo Wagner, in an airship driven by the spectacular lb-year-oia
boy aviator, Farnum Fish (on his sixteenth birthday, by the way).
The swiftly speeding auto racer seen on the road is Ralph De
Palma, who won the Vanderbilt cup race three days before and who
met with disaster five minutes after this photograph was taken in
trying to pass the winner of the race, Caleb Bragg. De Palma is
now in a hospital. Note the car number, 35.
The photograph was; taken from a height of about 300 feet,
at an acute angle. TheTlarge white streaks forming an angle at
the right side of the photograph are the bars of the biplane's skids.
Note the men and women walking at the side of the race course,
and their shadows, even bigger than themselves, This is the first
time that one of the great world's automobile races has even been
photographed from the air, although unsuccessful attempts have
been made. The tremendous speed of iboth racing automobiles and
speeding" aeroplanes have always failed the daring aerial photo
, grapher until now.
The photographs are. printed in Chicago exclusively by The
Day Book. It is proper to say that such an interesting and expen
sive achievement, at such a distance, was only possible to The Day
Book by reason of its membership in the Newspaper Enterprise As
sociation, which carried through this remarkable enterprise. The
photograph reproduced above was taken Saturday afternoon, Oct.
5, on the race course near Milwaukee, -during the world-famous
Grand Prix cup race.
Farnum Fish, the son of a Los Angeles physician, started avait
ingwhen he was 14. He took a course of training upder the Wright
Bros., and his father gave him a $5,000 biplane. A year ago he be
came the world's youngest" licensed aviator. Holds the world's
longest over-water flight. Was first aviator arrested for violating
city ordinance by landing in public park. Grant park.
Fred Wagner is a member of the firm of Wagner & Durbor
ough, aerial photographers. His work during the San Francisco
Earthquake won Jiim fame.
He was mistaken fdr a looter and shot at repeatedly by the ex
cited guardsmen on duty during the turmoil after the quake,