William 'Billy' Walker

Title

William 'Billy' Walker

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

This is a digitized daguerreotype of the jockey William 'Billy' Walker.

Billy Walker (1860-1933) was an African-American jockey born into slavery near Versailles, Kentucky. Walker rode Baden-Baden (trained by black trainer Edward Dudley Brown) to victory in the 1877 Kentucky Derby.

Creator

James Stead

Rights

This digital resource 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.

Type

still image

Original Format

daguerreotype

Files

19 - William Billy Walker Jockey.jpg

Citation

James Stead, “William 'Billy' Walker,” The Keeneland Library, accessed March 28, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/241.

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