|Author||Philadelphia Horse Show Association|
|Title||Catalogue 8th Open Air Exhibition Catalogue Philadelphia Horse Show Association 1899 Wissahickon Heights|
|Date of Publication||1896|
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 page 29 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 Clubwith a signature"Schreiber 1896" in the lower right corner. Many ads of Phila. businesses are in the program as well as a listing of the classes, judges, horses and exhibitors. There is an ad for Andorra Nurseries, Chestnut Hill, Wm. Warner Harper, proprietor on page 12. 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 weere also quiet years for SFH.
The cover and first several pages are detached from the programs, binding cover missing.