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When: 01 January 1911

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Harris & Ewing, photographer

Horse shows, unidentified woman

1911

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller

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Title and date from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection.

Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc., 1955.

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Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Harris & Ewing Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.00266

Call Number: LC-H261- 340

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Owner: The Library of Congress
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    artolog

    • 13/Jan/2020 01:22:12

    Building in back is Frazee Potomac Laundry, 18th Street and D Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (NW Corner).

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    artolog

    • 13/Jan/2020 02:37:54

    Enhancement of the hi-res version of the photo allows reading "National Capital Horse Show 1911" on the ribbon.. There seem to be many photos of this show in the LOC Harris & Ewing Collection. The show was held May 4-6, 1911. I think many of these photos can be identified, and maybe there is still information on the contrestants' numbers, which are visible on armbands.

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    swanq

    • 13/Jan/2020 04:04:45

    I think this is Martha Hazard, who is named in some of the other H&E pictures. www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016863330/ looks like the same outfit and www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016863575/ could be the same horse with a white sock on left hind leg. The Times Dispatch. May 05, 1911, Page 7, column 4 chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038615/1911-05-05/ed-... mentions some women who competed, including Miss Hazard.

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    artolog

    • 13/Jan/2020 07:32:32

    Agree, that's her. She's got the same armband on in one of the other pictures. This show was a pretty big deal. The site is referred to as Potomac Park, but is not the same site as the later Potomac Parks. This park no longer exists. The grounds were specially built for this show in 6 weeks on a vacant lot. President Taft was the patron of the show and attended. There seem to be 60 pictures of the 1911 show from Harris & Ewing, almost all not identified as such. www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=horse%201911%20H261 The unidentified people in them, as well as the roles in the show of the identified people can mostly be figured out from two articles in Bit & Spur magazine, at pp. 8 and 23 of this referenced search: books.google.com/books?id=4hdLAQAAMAAJ&dq=National+Ca... There are also 6 photos illustrating the second article.

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    Kristi (LOC P&P)

    • 13/Jan/2020 22:19:32

    Another mystery solved, starting with some careful, close looking. Wonderful to know more about this 1911 event depicted in so many Harris & Ewing photos. We will make edits to all of the related photos' descriptions with the information you've provided!

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    Kevin

    • 16/Jan/2020 06:54:56

    Amazing, I did some searching for other photos, and I saw one of the LOC images of Martha Hazard jumping a hurdle being sold by the stock company Alamy.

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    artolog

    • 16/Jan/2020 10:08:32

    I can't find out very much about her. A 1910 article identifies her as Martha Anne Scott Hazard, with siblings Dorothy and Oliver Perry Hazard. In December 1908, as a 14-year old, she was riding in Rock Creek Park and attempted to pass then-President Teddy Roosevelt, who was incensed and behaved rudely. Her father, Carleton Bartol Hazard, wrote an indignant defense of his daughter. In November, 1912 she suffered injuries in a fall from her horse, but a November 14th article said she was much improved and returning home. She was described as 18 years old and by that time had won a score of gold ribbons in area competitions, and was "well known on the boulevards and bridle paths of Washington. I didn't see anything about her after that. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87062245/1902-07-09/ed-... chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88065726/1910-07-30/ed-... chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1912-11-18/ed-... chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1912-11-18/ed-...