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    Circa 1916 Elgin Automobile Race Pennant. In 1910, the Elgin National Watch Company in Elgin Illinois started sponsoring road races. Later, in 1916, the company formed the Elgin Motor Car Corporation which started manufacturing the Elgin Automobile. Winners of the "Elgin National Road Races" & "Elgin Automobile Races" would receive the Elgin National Watch Company Trophy.

    This original souvenir felt pennant dates from the salad days of the Elgin Road Races in Elgin, Indiana, It depicts a screen printed image of a period speeding automobile with the text "Elgin Automobile Race." The maroon, orange, gray, and white hues are still bold and vibrant. The pennant measures to a size of 24x10" with tassels intact and no bothersome pinholes. The manufacturer's label on the back reads "Henry Schwartz,. Flags, Badges and Novelties. 15 Ann Street, New York." This exemplar is in pretty remarkable condition, with no real glaring defects to speak of, considering it's 100-year vintage. A real period beauty.

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    October, 2019
    17th-25th Thursday-Friday
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