A Panoramic Photograph of the 1915 Minneapolis 500,
panoramic photograph capturing the participants and officials of the 1915 Minneapolis 500 auto race, held on September 4, 1915. A total of forty-seven individuals are pictured here as they pose together on the track, including Barney Oldfield (fifth from the right, with a cigar in his mouth) and Eddie Rickenbacker (seventh from the right, wearing a cap). The competing race cars are easily visible in the background, as are two separate grandstands. The white-letter caption in the lower right reads "Officials and Drivers/1st Annual 500 Mile World's Motor Derby." The photographer's credit, "Camera-Craft/Mpls", appears in the lower left. Like the Indianapolis 500, which began in 1911, the Minneapolis 500 was intended to be an annual event. Visual image 35½ x 8½ ins., 40 x 12½ ins. overall.