Governors Island Polo Team

Photo of the Governors Island Polo Team, taken in 1940 (photo from

We found this great photo on ebay of the Governors Island polo team. The image was taken in 1940 and as you can see, the person who took it misspelled “Governors” as “Governers!”

Polo matches took place on Governors Island during the 20th century, mainly between World War I and World War II. The game returned to the Island once a season for the past few years with the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Last year, more than 10,000 members of the public came out to see Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras play on the South Island Fields, where polo was historically played.


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