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Collection Jim Brooks Collection of Harness Racing Americana
Description Harness Racing Photo Postcard. A horse passing in front of an empty grandstand at Michigan State Fair, Michigan.
On back reads: The 5,000-seat grandstand was among the earliest structures built at the fair. During its near century lifetime, it hosted harness racing - as shown in this 1910 image - as well as thoroughbreds, early auto racing, Wild west shows, and rock concerts. The grandstand was declared unsafe in 1971 and torn down 30 years later.
Published by Arcadia Publishing. (Courtesy of Robert Cummings)
Date 1910
Place of Origin Michigan
Search Terms Harness Racing
Track
Fair
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 279.2016