Item No: pdcc00032
Title: Wakefield - The "Hunt," [graphic].
Print and Picture Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia: Castner 38:32
Hound and Hare Club of Germantown.
Montage of five scenes from a "Hound and Hare Club of Germantown" meet at Wakefield Meadow, part of the estate of Thomas and Sarah Fisher near Germantown. Large central scene shows elegantly attired men, women, and children, a few astride horses, milling on the grounds near the old residence, pond and creek. Surrounding scenes show horsemen galloping on the grounds, over fences, and in front of distant crowds of on-lookers standing in front of the dwelling. Dwelling built circa 1795. The meet involved horsemen acting as "hounds" and "hares" through horns and pieces of paper. The riders were tracked by their fellow mounted clubmen. The club started meets at Wakefield circa 1871.
Printed above image: Germantown, December 1876. Vol. I, No. V. $1 Per Annum in Advance This December No., 5 CTS.
Wakefield (Philadelphia, Pa. : Estate)
Cooper, Colin Campbell, Jr. - Lithographer
Cooper, Colin Campbell, Jr. - Publisher
Cooper, John L. - Publisher