Original 1865 Winslow Homer
Illustration of the Saratoga Race Track
You are viewing an original 1865 drawing by famed
artist Winslow Homer of the Race Track at Saratoga. The
illustration is an original leaf from an August 1865 edition of Harper's
Weekly, the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day.
Saratoga Race Track (Click on Image for
This is a fascinating image showing the crowd
enjoying a day at the races in 1865. The drawing shows the
unmistakable style of Winslow Homer. The image is captioned, "Our
Watering Places - Horse Racing at Saratoga." The image shows the
excitement of a horse race. In the right portion of the picture,
horses can be seen racing in front of the crowd. The crowd is seen
wildly cheering the horses on. It is interesting to note all the rich
historical detail in the illustration. You can see the styles and
customs of the people of this day.
A Note to our Readers
We acquired the images above for the
purpose of digitally persevering them on this site for all to enjoy.
With the digital archive complete, we are making the original, 140 year
old illustrations available for purchase. By selling these
original illustrations, we are able to acquire more material to archive
on this site. If you are interested in purchasing one of the
original Harper's Weekly leafs on this page, contact
leafs are available for a price of $250, with the exception of the
"sharpshooter", which is $1,100, due to the extremely rare and collectible
nature of this image. and the proceeds will go to continue to expand the
resources on this site.