A Good Race, Well Won.; Hartford Races

A Good Race, Well Won.; Hartford Races

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
poster
Date made
1889
maker
Currier & Ives
Worth, Thomas
place made
United States: New York, New York City
depicted
United States: Connecticut
Measurements
overall (poster): 41 3/4 in x 29 1/2 in; 106.045 cm x 74.93 cm
image (print): 18 in x 26 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 67.945 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3229
catalog number
60.3229
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Horses
Chronology: 1880-1889
Horse Racing
Hartford Races
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Advertising
Sports & Leisure
Art
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Horses
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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