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  • Ref Number:

    1983-5236/11969

  • Creator:

    Saidman

  • Date:

    1938-06-23

  • Description:

    A photograph of a crash at the Crystal Palace Racing Circuit, taken in June 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.

    The photograph was taken during practice for the Road Race at the 1938 London Grand Prix. The car, a Maserati belonging to the Milanese Count Lunani, skidded on a patch of oil. The injured driver can be seen in the background.

    Two Saidman brothers, Reuben and Barnet, worked as staff photographers for the Daily Herald. Their photographs are simply stamped 'Saidman' on the reverse, making it difficult to tell which of the brothers took the photograph.