Herbert Tareyton x Mr. Peter Perkins, International 8-Goal Polo Player Advert Page
13 7/8" x 10 1/4"
Peter Perkins Born in 1918 on Long Island, N.Y., Peter Perkins grew up in California learning to play polo from his father. After World War II, during which he was a prisoner-of-war for three years, Perkins returned to polo and achieved his highest rating, 8-goals, in 1946.
During his career, Perkins won the U.S. Open and the Monty Waterbury twice each, in 1948 and 1951, played on the winning West team in the 1947 and 1951 East-West series, played on the winning U.S. team in the 1946 Camacho Cup, and in 1949 played for Meadow Brook at Palermo, finishing second in the World Championship. He also won the Gold Cup at Deauville, and the Midhurst Town and Royal Windsor Cups in England.
Dashing and handsome, Perkins was used as a model for many advertising campaigns in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He eventually retired to Argentina, and dedicated the rest of his life to raising Thoroughbred racehorses.