Stillman or Harroun? (IMS 1909)

Fake news? Don't believe everything you read in the newspaper.
This image artifact was derived from a photograph that appeared in the August 20, 1909, Indianapolis News. The caption associated with the picture is inaccurate. It says, "Stillman in Marmon winning ten-mile free for all handicap." It was part of the coverage of the first auto races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The problem is...Stillman did not win any races at the three-day race meet. His teammate, Ray Harroun, did win a 10-mile handicap on the previous day, August 19, which was the first day of the race meet. I'm willing to bet that's the issue - the caption writer simply mixed up the two teammates.

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