New York: The Pictorial News Co, 1911.
With manuscript title leaf in white ink, 24 photographs mounted on black leaves. Some photographs numbered in the negative. 1 vols. Oblong folio. The ‘Big Four’ in Action: America Defeats England, 1911. Limp black boards. Very good. Laffaye, Polo in the United States, pp. 66-7; Diccionario de Polo, pp. 248, 385, 389, 392, etc. Item #305103
The ‘Big Four’, H.P. Whitney, Devereux Milburn, and the Waterbury Brothers, repeated their 1909 victory and defeated the Hurlingham team (Noel Edwards, Herbert Wilson, John Lloyd, Leslie Cheape) 4-1/2 to 3 and 4-1/2 to 3-1/2, retaining the International Polo Challenge Cup (or ‘Westchester’ Cup) for America; the Big Four won again in 1913.
The second photograph shows the American team in their white shirts: Lawrence Waterbury holding his mallet high, H.P. Whitney, Devereux Milburn, and Monte Waterbury.
The second meet of the Challenge was described as “the finest game of polo ever seen, being full of accurate hitting, hard riding, and brilliant tactics”.
A great record of an important match.
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