The Curragh Race Course

The Curragh Race Course

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A color print of nine horses racing on a course, while ladies and gentleman observe, converse, place wagers, and picnic in the foreground. Behind the tents are a canopied refreshment stand and a roulette hall with wagons and buggies.
The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland’s most important Thoroughbred racetrack in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. The gaelic word from which the name is derived means “racecourse.” The first recorded race was in 1727, but it had been used prior as well. The first Irish Derby was held there in 1866 as it was and continues to be the premier track for the country.
Goff was the publisher for P.D. Farrell’s “Curragh Race Course…1867”. Goff was a Philadelphia publisher who is listed at 31 South 5th Street in 1867.
P.D. Farrell worked as a lithographer in New York City, located at 37 Spring Street in 1867. His works are noted as being “one of the crudest lithographs. I almost considered putting it in as an example of the type to be avoided” according to America on Stone.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
date made
1867
maker
Goff, Joseph L.
Farrell, E.D.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
image: 20 in x 25 3/8 in; 50.8 cm x 64.4525 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2829
catalog number
60.2829
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Horses
Adornment
Uniforms, Military
Architecture, Commercial Buildings
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Horses
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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