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.

Collection Items

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.

Paddock at Hialeah
The photograph features the paddock at Hialeah.

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.

Totalizator Board at Hialeah
The photograph depicts a crowd of people in front of the totalizator board at Hialeah.

Horses on Parade from Paddock to Track at Hialeah
Photograph of horses on parade from the paddock to the race track at Hialeah.

Hialeah Lawn
The photograph features a crowd of people on the lawn at the back of the grandstand at Hialeah.

Flamingos at Hialeah
This photograph features flamingos at Hialeah Park Race Track.

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.

Start of Race at Hialeah
This photograph features a start of a race at Hialeah Park Race Track.
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