American Dog Derby

1917 to 1922

Photo Collection Of Early Dog Derby in Chronological Order

1920 circa (RPPC) Nine Dog Team
1920 circa (RPPC) Nine Dog Team
Uncaptioned and undated Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) with view to north towards Ashton Hill taken east of Ashton of two musher with nine-dog team. Mushers are unidentified. Date can be estimated to be the early American Dog Derby period (1917 to 1923) since a freight sledge (no uprights) is used and the dog team is on a single tandem hitch (all dogs in-line). By the late 20's, nearly all mushers had gone to a basket type sleigh (with uprights) and a double tandem hitch (two dogs per row except for lead dog).
Neal C. Wickham