I have yet to meet anyone from Chappaqua (which is most of the Town of New Castle in Westchester County,NY) who knows that there was a famous harness racing track there in the mid-1800's. I found the Glendale Park Racetrack on the 1867 map of the town. The match race in 1853 was between two very famous horses, Flora Temple and Hghland Maid, for a $2000 stake. This broadside is a two color woodblock print. Needless to say ephemera of this type rarely survives to the present day. There is a little roughness in a few places but the condition is remarkably good for its age. It is a charming piece of folk art and racing history.
|Origin||New Castle, Westchester County, NY|
|Measurements||Print: 20x13 3/4" Matted: 25 1/4"x 19 1/4"|
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