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Catalog Number 2000.94.1
Object Name Program
Author Philadelphia Horse Show Association
Title Fifth Open Air Exhibition Catalogue Philadelphia Horse Show Association Wissahickon Heights 1896
Publisher unknown
Date of Publication 1896
Summary Program for the Philadelphia Horse Show held along Willow Grove Ave. beside the Wissahickon Inn/Chestnut Hill Academy. Later the location of this show was moved and became the Devon Horse Show. A photo on the first page shows the "Grounds of the Philadelphia Horse Show Association" with a large, roofed, open-air grandstand and a building which may or may not have been part of the Philaldephia Cricket Club. A Strawbridge and Clothier department store as has a similar photo. There is a print of the Wissahickon Inn in an ad. Many ads of Phila. businesses are in the program as well as a listing of the classes, judges, horses and exhibitors. Some hand-written notations in pencil.
Notes The three programs are from the Samuel F. Houston Papers, according to the donor. As a new widower in 1896, Samuel Houston, while continuing as a Director of the Phila. Horse Show Assoc., did not show himself this year, but his nephew Charles W. Henry and sister-in-law Margaret Longstreth Corlies did. 1997 and 1899 were also quiet years for SFH.

The cover and first several pages are detached from the programs, binding cover missing.