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Blackwood Jr.

Driver and horse trotting to right in image. Horse black, driver in grey striped pants, olive green jacket, white cap. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Blackwood Jr. / (Vig.) - S "

Harness racing became very popular in the 19th century.

Many horse owners commissioned artists, such as John Cameron, to create portraits of the animals. Blackwood Jr. raced at Suffolk Park in Philadelphia in 1876, for the Champion Cup. Currier & Ives profited from the horse racing craze by selling images of famous races and horses to the American public.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-579
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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