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Trotting for a Great Stake

After Louis Maurer
American, 1832-1932

This harness racing scene features three horses, each drawing a high-wheeled sulky. The action of the foreground is enhanced by the diagonal placement of the drivers and the shadows of the horses as the teams race around the track. While no spectators of the race are included in the scene, six men look down from the judges' stand behind the horses.

Date: 1890

Artists: Currier & Ives
Date of Artists:
Medium: Cromolithograph
Measurements: 18 ½ x 28 1/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-554
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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