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Winslow Homer Prints:

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 Horse Race

Saratoga Race Track (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

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 paul@sonofthesouth.net The 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.

 
 

 

 

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