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    Evinrude, 1913

    Original promotional photo from 1913. You can see there seems to be some 'vintage' photo editing where the engine's exhaust is. That kind of photo editing was common back then, since photos were idealized as much as possible. I'm willing to bet that the engine was not even running in the photo, since there would be considerable smoke present if it were, thus the need to brush in the moving water behind the engine.

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    Very unlikely it is running...it's not the amount of smoke, but where it would be coming from...the cylindrical muffler on the port side. It would be spitting out the many tiny holes drilled in the back of it or out the bottom if the relief was open. IF it was doctored, they were also smart enough to brush out the crank handle on the flywheel to make it appear like it was blurred out from going around.

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    Toss it on the FB page Greg..... ***Edit** You too Ron.
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    What a great ad.

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    The boat is not in the water or even outdoors.

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    If you look closely at the photo, e.g. the square jaw bone and the bushy eyebrows, you can see that it actually shows a man dressed as a woman.

    This picture therefore represents the first known example of outboard drag racing, and we are now approaching the 100 year jubilee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    If you look closely at the photo, e.g. the square jaw bone and the bushy eyebrows, you can see that it actually shows a man dressed as a woman.

    This picture therefore represents the first known example of outboard drag racing, and we are now approaching the 100 year jubilee.
    So...Markus, you are saying this is one of the earliest known, documented photo's, of Rich Luhrs(T2x) boating history? Cool man. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scream And Fly View Post
    Original promotional photo from 1913. You can see there seems to be some 'vintage' photo editing where the engine's exhaust is. That kind of photo editing was common back then, since photos were idealized as much as possible. I'm willing to bet that the engine was not even running in the photo, since there would be considerable smoke present if it were, thus the need to brush in the moving water behind the engine.

    Nice find Greg. Have to agree on the touch-up. The faux looking background landscape as well.

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