Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Medium 
Metal, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 2 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Badge: "Coney Island Jockey Club 1880...294"
Object Number 
INV.3609
Marks 
inscribed: on reverse: "Members Pass Not Transferrable. 294."
Gallery Label 
In the late 19th century, New York's wealthy and fashionable frequented posh hotels in Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach. They searched for lodging with a first-class race track nearby. Well-known horsemen, including August Belmont and W.K. Vanderbilt were involved in opening the Coney Island Jockey Club's Sheepshead Bay race track in 1880. In 1915, responding to another fad, the racetrack was replaced by the Sheepshead Bay Speedway, which was demolished in 1923.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group