The Queen's Plate, c.1870
- Unknown, Photographer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- A black and white large format negative of people gathered around a grandstand.
- This large format negative was found in the Archives storage room without any identification. However, we believe that this negative may be an image from the The Queen's Plate, Canada's most noted horse race, that was run at Whitby in May 1870.
The track was located on the west side of McQuay Street north of Dundas Street.
The race was attended by John Sandfield Macdonald, Attorney General of Ontario, and records state that there were more than ten thousand people present.
The race was won by Jack Bell.
- Date of Original
Width: 4 in
Height: 2.5 in
- Corporate Name(s)
- Queen's Plate
- Local identifier
- Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.8758722825785 Longitude: -78.9624815875244
- Creative Commons licence
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- Copyright Statement
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
- Recommended Citation
- The Queen's Plate, c.1870, Photographer Unknown. Whitby Archives A2014_006_001.
- Reproduction Notes
- Scanned from a black and white large format negative.