- International Stock Food Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Date Created:
- Poster of race horse Dan Patch, featuring his 1904 world record for the fastest mile by a harness horse (1 minute, 56 seconds). Includes list of all world records made by Dan Patch up to November 1904. Poster advertises the livestock feed produced by the International Stock Food Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. International Stock Food Company was owned by Marion Savage. Savage bought record breaking harness race horse Dan Patch to help promote his business. Dan Patch would best this record in 1906 and set a new world record for the fastest mile by a harness horse at 1 minute, 55 seconds. Dan Patch is featured on many International Stock Food Products. The horse and his owner had a close connection: Dan Patch died July 11, 1916; Savage died of a heart attack a few days later. Dan Patch became less significant as America embraced the automobile. Ironically, Savage started manufacturing the Dan Patch automobile in 1911.
- Contributing Institution:
- Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
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