Charles Christian Cook Photograph Collection

Title

Charles Christian Cook Photograph Collection

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Items in this collection were digitized from the Keeneland Library’s Charles Christian Cook Negative Collection. The collection is comprised of more than 18,000 primarily glass plate negatives from the first half of the 20th century.

Subjects include Thoroughbred horses, owners, breeders, jockeys, and Thoroughbred racing and track scenes from New York, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, and Maryland; as well as series of polo and steeplechase events.

Cook was one of the first photographers in the U.S. to specialize in racing and race track scenes.

Rights

These digital resources may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Items in the Charles Christian Cook Photograph Collection Collection

Paddock and Grounds at Hialeah
This photograph provides an aerial view of the paddock at Hialeah with a few horses being led around the paddock. Palm trees and their shadows are prevalent, and a few spectators are visible.

Paddock at Hialeah
The photograph features the paddock at Hialeah. A crowd of spectators is gathered around the paddock, and the back of the grandstand is prominent in the background.

Lawn at the Back of Hialeah Grandstand
This photograph shows a crowd of people on the lawn at the back of the grandstand at Hialeah. Palm trees are prevalent in the image, and the stairs and portion of the patio are prominent.

Totalizator Board at Hialeah
The photograph depicts a crowd of people in front of the totalizator board at Hialeah. The crowd is comprised of men and women in suits and dresses. People waiting in pari-mutuel window lines are visible in the background.

Horses on Parade from Paddock to Track at Hialeah
Photograph of horses on parade from the paddock to the race track at Hialeah. A large crowd of spectators, primarily men in suits and hats, are observing the parade, and palm trees are prevalent.

Hialeah Lawn
The photograph features a crowd of people on the lawn at the back of the grandstand at Hialeah. The grandstand and part of the patio are visible in the foreground, and palm trees are prevalent.

Flamingos at Hialeah
This photograph features flamingos at Hialeah Park Race Track, with the infield pond, track, fence, and trees visible in the background.

Ogden Mills and Gladys Livingston Mills Phipps
Photograph of Ogden Mills (left), American financier and Thoroughbred owner, holding a trophy. His daughter, Gladys Livingston Mills Phipps (Mrs. H.C. Phipps), is to his right displaying a tray.

Aerial View of Hialeah
This photograph provides an aerial view of the grandstand, clubhouse, track, parking area, and stables at Hialeah Park Race Track. A crowd of spectators is visible, and the parking area is full. Palm trees are prevalent.

Start of Race at Hialeah
This photograph features a start of a race at Hialeah Park Race Track. The apron, with seating and spectators, is visible in the foreground, the track and judge's stand are centrally prominent, and the infield pond, trees, and sky comprise the…