robert l. dickey
Robert L. Dickey contributed to the sport immensely as an artist, cartoonist and writer. Born in Marshall, Michigan in 1861, he began to paint animals and especially horses when he was a young man. In 1894 he went to work for The Horse Review, the top journal of the sport. Dickey first achieved fame as a result of his 1903 Christmas issue cover. His witty cartoons on the passing harness racing scene regaled readers for a quarter of a century. He also served the magazine as a writer. Robert Dickey died in October 1944 in Cleveland.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals