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  • Collection: John C. Hemment Photograph Collection

Hemment v.2 795 Brighton Beach Race Course.jpg
This photograph features a view from the far turn of Brighton Beach Race Course. The track comprises the bottom half of the image and the grandstand is prominent, with American flags flying.

Hemment v.1 1189 - Sheepshead Bay.tif
This photograph features the Sheepshead Bay Race Track's clubhouse and grandstand, with Coney Island Jockey Club (CIJC) flags flying, from the view of the clubhouse turn. There are spectators leaning on the rail and in the clubhouse and grandstand.

Hemment v.1 1169 - Isaac Murphy Portrait in racing silks 5.tif
This is a photographic portrait of jockey Isaac Burns Murphy. He is pictured in silks, standing in front of a tree, looking away from the camera.

Murphy, the first jockey elected into the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1955, won at least a third of…

Hemment v.2 1519 - Wallace Hicks Jockey and Alphonse J. Plicque Trainer and Owner.tif
This photograph features Thoroughbred owner and trainer Alphonse Plicque (left) and jockey Wallace Hicks (right). They are pictured leaning against a fence. Another unidentified man is visible at frame left.

Hemment v.6 4557 - 1908 Jimmy Lee Jockey at Coney Island BW smaller (2).jpg
This is a photographic portrait of jockey Jimmy Lee. Lee is pictured in silks, looking away from the camera, with his right hand on a post and his left hand at his side. This photograph was taken at the Coney Island Jockey Club in 1908.

Lee,…

Hemment v.1 477 - 1896 Watching a finish from the top of a stagecoach Final (3).jpg
This photograph features several men watching a horse race finish atop a stagecoach at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York, in 1896.

Hemment v.1 1171 - Jockeys at CIJC, 1891.tiff
This photograph, taken in 1891 at the Coney Island Jockey Club, features 15 of some of the country's best late 19th century jockeys. Front row (left to right): Fred Taral, Tony Hamilton, Tom Kiley, Marty Bergen. Middle row (left to right): Isaac…

Hemment v. 1 233  Sam Doggett, Willie Simms, Fred Taral - Jockeys.jpg
This photograph features the three jockeys (from left to right) Sam Doggett, Willie Simms, and Fred Taral.

Doggett was one of the country's top riders in the mid 1890s, and Simms and Taral are both U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductees. Each of the…

Hemment v.2 1114 - Thomas H Burns Jockey and John Bullman Jockey muddy.tif
This photograph features the jockeys (from left to right) Thomas H. Burns and John J. Bullman, muddied after a race. Burns and Bullman are shaking hands and smiling directly at the camera. A fence and unidentified man are visible in the background.…

Hemment v.2 1545 - Thomas H. Burns on Jockey Scales.tif
This photograph features jockey Thomas H. Burns on the scales, with his weigh in overseen by a Clerk of Scales. There are two unidentified onlookers; and other men in suits, overcoats, and bowler hats are visible behind Burns.

Thomas Burns was the…
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