New York: Sporting Incidents, 1893.
Chromlithograph plate on toned paper, produced by the Heliotype process, with lower marginal caption, with text on back of mount. 1 vols. 18-1/2 x 23-1/2. Fine. Shrink wrapped Item #234875
Published during America's Gilded Age, 'Sporting Incidents' is a portfolio of elaborate illustrations depicting equine sporting events and each plate accompanied by a leaf of text by H. Milford Steele. It was primarily intended to glorify the increasingly fashionable sports of coaching, hunting, polo and steeple chasing. In its introduction, Colonel William Jay, a founding member of the Coaching Club, extolled the beneficial effect such activities had on the health, behavior, and moral character of both participants and spectators and explained that the "aim of the artist in this book has been to reproduce such horses and carriages with such details of their equipment as may be useful as hints to those who need them, at the same time furnishing a standard of correctness in such matters."
This plate is the most desirable one and shows a Polo Match. The players on the Meadow Brrok team were Messrs. Thomas Hitccock, Jr., O.W. Bird, August Belmont, and Moses Taylor; and on the Rockaway Club, Foxhall Keene, J.E. Cowdibn, J.S. Stevens, and R. La Montagne.
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