Photographer

Guy Kendall

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Creation Date

10-1933

Sex of the horse

Gelding

Sire

Worthy Peter

Dam

Rhine Gypsy

Stable/ Owner

R. A. Jewell

Stable/Owner Location

Fairfield, Maine

Driver Name

P. Chappelle

Race

Handicap Trot & Pace

Description

This black and white photograph marks the first time Guy Kendall has photographed a race finish from a vantage point above track level, showing the full field of horses unobstructed as they approach the finish line. The camera angle also enhances perception of the size of the crowd of spectators standing along the rail to watch the race.

This finish line action photo is of the first heat of the Handicap Trot and Pace at the Topsham Fair hosted by the Sagadahoc Agricultural Society, Topsham, Maine, Friday, October 13, 1933. Crossing the finish line first is Rhineworthy driven by Chappelle followed by Peter Magnus in second, Donnelly up; Gwendolyn Aubrey in third, Betty Curtis in fourth, and Sassie Marie rounding out the field in fifth.

Keywords

Standardbred horses, American Standardbred racehorses, Maine harness racing, Maine horse racing, Sulky racing, Trotting races, New England harness racing, Agricultural Fair races, 1933b album

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