The Maryland Hunt Cup ran its first point-to-point race in 1894 at Worthington Valley in Baltimore County. It’s considered one of the most challenging steeplechase races in the world. The cup’s 1941 race was photographed by Marion Post Wolcott, a photojournalist who covered Baltimore for the Farm Security Administration in the Great Depression and World War II.
This post is part of The Darkroom’s ongoing look at Baltimore during and shortly after the end of the Great Depression (thanks to Yale’s Photogrammar site). All captions are the original text provided with that image.