A Good Race, Well Won.; Hartford Races


A color print of an advertising poster. The scene is a race track in front of a judge’s stand. The winning horse, still hitched to his sulky and driver, is getting a blanket thrown over his back. Other horses covered in blankets are being led away. Men push the sulkys. The driver of the winning horse gestures to the judges in the stand with his whip. The spectators are dressed in sporty suits and converse on the track in groups of three or four. The surrounding area has wooded hills.

Worth was a noted comic and genre artist. He was born in February of 1834 in New York City. He sold his first comic sketch to Nathaniel Currier in 1855 and later became one of the most popular of the artists whose work was lithographed by Currier and Ives. Though best known for his comics he also did make may racing scenes. He lived for many years on Long Island, though eventually he moved to Staten Island. Worth died in 1917.

Date Made: 1889

Maker: Currier & IvesWorth, Thomas

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York CityDepicted: United States: Connecticut

Subject: HorsesChronology: 1880-1889Depicted: Horse RacingRelated Event: Hartford Races


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Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.3229Catalog Number: 60.3229

Object Name: lithographposter

Measurements: overall (poster): 41 3/4 in x 29 1/2 in; 106.045 cm x 74.93 cmimage (print): 18 in x 26 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 67.945 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-10dc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_326136

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