Feb 22 2012

Amazing Image:  Sign Promoting the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race at Times Square

Richard Himes found this spectacular 1909 photo which was posted on a VanderbiltCupRaces.com Forum and initially appeared on the shorpy.com website.

Check out a close-up of the Vanderbilt Cup Race sign on the building (at the south-west corner of Broadway and 44th Street) across from the Hotel Astor and  a colorized version of the photo.



A close-up of the Vanderbilt Cup Race sign. A colorized version of the photo Related links on the Internet and VanderbiltCupRaces.com A high-definition image and discussion of the on shorpy.com . A discussion of the colorized photo posted on shorpy.com.


Feb 26 2012 Joseph 7:17 AM

The most interesting part of the photo is the dichotomy between the advertisement and the principal means of conveyance. Save the mechanized public transportation, all the horsepower in this photo is actually supplied by horses.

Feb 26 2012 Howard Kroplick 8:55 PM

Joe, excellent point!

Feb 27 2012 Tom 11:37 AM

Amazing photo

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