Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers with a visual prompt and this week the prompt above has an equine theme. Since the Kentucky Derby is next week, I’ve looked for images of the “Running of the Roses.”
A bookie, unsung hero
Wolcott, M. P., photographer. (1941) Bookie figuring out bets for Kentucky derby. Warrenton, Virginia. United States Warrenton Warrenton. Virginia Fauquier County, 1941. May. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017806772/.
Bookies have a tough job figuring out the odds and how much each winner’s owed. Now they can use spreadsheets or apps, but not in 1941.
Kinney Tobacco Company, S. (1890) Montrose, winner of the Kentucky Derby . Rider – Isaac Lewis Kinney Bro’s. High Class Cigarettes. , 1890. [United States: Publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018646099/.
Caufield & Shook, Copyright Claimant. Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007663737/>.
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