|Author||Philadelphia Horse Show Association|
|Title||Fifth Open Air Exhibition Catalogue Philadelphia Horse Show Association Wissahickon Heights 1896|
|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.|
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.