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Cartoon - John Spooner, Phar Lap at Crown Casino, 10 Apr 1997 Image Reg. No: HT 11026

Cartoon of Phar Lap with his nose in a feeding bag, with the logo of the Crown Casino, as published in The Age of 10 April 1997. The drawing was done by John Spooner to illustrate an article by Martin Flanagan called "Life in a one-horse town".
At the time the cartoon was drawn, the Museum on Swanston Street was closed and the Casino offered to house Phar Lap.
Blue & black ink wash drawing on cream coloured cardboard. It depicts a horse eating from a charf bag, which has the Crown Casino logo on the front. Inscriptions written in pen and pencil on the right side of the board.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr John Spooner
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 27.10 cm (Width), 37.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artists, exhibitions, gambling, horse racing, museum history, newspapers, recreation, racing industry, sport, horses, cartoons, casinos, -1, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Marketing & Publicity
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Written in pen on board: Job/ 97

Written in pencil on board: E./ Phar Lap
Format: Drawing: Black & White
Artist: Mr John Spooner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997

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