|Photos from the Golden Age of
Best of the Widener Collection
showcases many never-before-published photographs
from racing's golden era. These rare and historic
images date from the late 19th Century to the advent
of World War I.
One of racing's first great photographers, John
C. Memment, produced the core of the collection. His
subjects ranged from the great African-American
jockey Isaac Murphy to racing stars Colin and
Sysonby to celebrities such as Lillian Russell and
the tycoons and gamblers of the era.
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