The Old Print Shop

Fast Trotters on Harlem Lane, N.Y.

  • ARTIST: John Cameron

  • PUBLISHER: Currier & Ives, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1870.

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 18 3/8 x 28 9/16" (46.7 x 72.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: J. Cameron, del. Harlem Lane was also known as the Harlem River Speedway. It was designed for "the driving of horses attached to light carriages", mostly used by sportsmen for their trotting horse trials. One segment still exists - from 155th Street down to the Harlem River Drive. In this charming scene Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, the famous railroad magnate, trots past the clubhouse with his crack team - "Myron Perry" and "Daisy Burns". Robert Bonner, the publisher of the New York Ledger, can be seen driving the celebrated "Dexter" in the carriage next to Mr. Vanderbilt.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition, tear in upper goes 2" into sky.

  • REFERENCE: Conningham #1907.