Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 3

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 3

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Item No: pdcc01622
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.15, Sundry Buildings 1, page 3
Additional Title: Point Breeze Park, Schottisch.
Historic Street Address: 26th Street & Penrose Avenue
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Single item: Tinted lithograph illustrating a horse-racing event at Point Breeze Park, 26th & Penrose Avenue. Shows two trotters pulling sulkies in front of a two-story clubhouse. Spectators line the two balconies, others stand on the central grassy area of the racetrack. On the left is shown the fully-occupied judges stand. A smaller clubhouse is shown on the far right. The park was founded in 1855 as a venue for thoroughbred racing. It later became a trotting circuit. Automobile races were also held here from the turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s. Published as a sheet music cover c. 1857 for a work entitled Schottisch, composed by George J. Corrie. Image size: 27.8 x 23.3cm

Creation Year: ca. 1845
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.193829
Geocode Latitude:39.905846

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.15
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Queen, James Fuller, 1820 or 1821-1886 - Artist
Sinclair, Thomas S., ca. 1805-1881 - Lithographer
Corrie, George J. - Composer

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