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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Going to the Start/1904, printed 1905,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed September 29, 2022).

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Morris Park, a horse track in the Bronx, was converted to an automobile race course after the 1904 thoroughbred racing season.

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

1905, Worcester (no. 388, as Going to the Post)
1905, Portland (no. 24, as A Proof—Going to the Start)
1905, Vienna, Camera Klub (no. 45, as Going to the Start)
1905, New York, Photo-Secession (no. 82, as Going to the Post)
1906, Paris (no. 621, as Le Galop d’essai)
1906, Philadelphia (no. 117, as Going to the Post)
1906, Cincinnati (no. 63, as Going to the Post)
1909, New York (no. 186, as Race Track, 1904)
1909, Dresden (no. 169, as The Race Track)
1910, Buffalo (no. 435, as Going to the Post, Morris Park, 1904, photogravure)
1913, New York (no. 16, as Going to the Post, Morris Park, 1904)
1915, New York (as The Race Track)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 19, as Going to the Post—Morris Park, 1904)

Lifetime Publications

A reproduction of this work appeared in the following publication(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

Camera Work 12 (October 1905): pl. 3 (ill., Going to the Start, 1904)

“A Farewell Visit to the Two London Exhibitions,” The Amateur Photographer 42 (31 October 1905): 355 (sketch of photograph, Going to the Post)

Charles Holme, ed., Art in Photography (London, 1905): pl. us.xvii (ill., Going to the Post)

R. Child Bayley, ed., The Complete Photographer (New York, 1906): opp. 280 (ill., Going to the Start)

J. Nilsen Laurvik, “Alfred Stieglitz, Pictorial Photographer,” The International Studio 44:174 (August 1911): 24 (ill., Going to the Post)


Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Stieglitz in the Darkroom, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, October 4, 1992–February 14, 1993
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 291.
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