[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1101]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Here's Ironhead Tex West, handkerchief serving as a dust mask, veteran Dallas midget driver who was pinned in his car along the west rail at Taft stadium Monday night after a crash that sent him to the hospital and stopped the scheduled 30-lap summer sweepstakes after 18 laps. The fortunate West escaped with a burned arm and a dislocated toe, but welding torches were needed to cut him out of the wreckage of the crumpled $7,000 Offenhauser. He was released from Oklahoma City General hospital after treatment Monday night."

Creator(s): East, Bob
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: July 14, 1947
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 6
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 14, 1947
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
July 14, 1947
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Here's Ironhead Tex West, handkerchief serving as a dust mask, veteran Dallas midget driver who was pinned in his car along the west rail at Taft stadium Monday night after a crash that sent him to the hospital and stopped the scheduled 30-lap summer sweepstakes after 18 laps. The fortunate West escaped with a burned arm and a dislocated toe, but welding torches were needed to cut him out of the wreckage of the crumpled $7,000 Offenhauser. He was released from Oklahoma City General hospital after treatment Monday night."

Note:

PublishDate: 7-15-1947 Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accidents | Midget Racer | 1947 | newspaper photographs
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.1101
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc190582
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image