The Queen's Plate, c.1870
Description
Creator
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Negatives
Description
A black and white large format negative of people gathered around a grandstand.
Notes
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
c.1870
Dimensions
Width: 4 in
Height: 2.5 in
Subject(s)
Corporate Name(s)
Queen's Plate
Local identifier
A2014_006_001
Collection
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8758722825785 Longitude: -78.9624815875244
Creative Commons licence
pd [more details]
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.
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Email:archives@whitbylibrary.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

For inquires about any newspaper content please contact askreference@whitbylibrary.ca

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The Queen's Plate, c.1870


A black and white large format negative of people gathered around a grandstand.