Man o’ War Standing with Wil Harbut Horse Groom at Louisville Kentucky Farm
Antique Black and White Silver Gelatin ,Magnificent conformation print of the great Man o’ War.
Black & White Silver Gelatin Print Condition: Excellent
B&W Print: 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch
Print is Dry Mounted on top of Grey Mount Board:
Magazine Article Man o’ War History, March 29, 191,7 dry mounted and attached to mounting board, faded and yellowed with age, no tears.
R.G. Potter Collection hand written on mount board in ink bottom lower right side
Man O’ War is considered one of the greatest Thoroughbred racehorses of all-time.
Hand written personel greetings ,signed and dated in ink on top of mount board from Dick and Mary Potter 2/14/67/
Grey Mount board has water stain covering the signature and magazine clipping, Bend corner, small tear, chipping on board, stain not touching the Black & White Silver Gelatin print
Collection : R. G. Potter (1901-1987) collection
Date/Extent : ca. 1880-1970, ca. 13,700 photographs
Description : Richard Gilbert Potter was a salesman and sometime photographer who collected local history photographs from the period 1880 to 1930 and took photographs through the 1960s. Potter then copied and he peddled the images for use as decoration in many Louisville businesses, hotels, and restaurants. In addition to thousands of photographs made or collected by Potter, the collection also contains large-format black and white negatives made by the Walter Fischer Studio (active from 1927 to 1945) which Potter purchased in 1945 and operated until 1950. The photographs document Louisville street scenes, historic buildings, Louisville mayors, the Potter family, Louisville celebrities, sporting events, including horse racing at Churchill Downs, and local professional and amateur baseball. In addition over two hundred 7×17 negatives in the unusual banquet camera format are included in the collection.