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Postcard - Phar Lap, National Museum of Victoria, 1930s Image Reg. No: HT 8482

Summary:
This postcard was produced in the 1930s by the National Museum of Victoria (now Museum Victoria) as a souvenir of the newly acquired mount of the champion racehorse Phar Lap. Surprisingly, the year of his death is erroneously shown as '1933', rather than the correct '1932'.
Description:
Rectangular postcard with a photographic image of the mount of Phar Lap, with `Phar Lap (50)' and `National Museum, Melbourne' printed on the front.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.90 cm (Width), 13.95 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, exhibitions, horse racing, museum history, souvenirs, horses, sport, racing industry, postcards, 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: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed on front: Phar Lap (50) NATIONAL MUSEUM, MELBOURNE

Printed on back: POST CARD/PHAR LAP, 1926-1933, by Night-Raid - Entreaty/39 firsts, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, 9 times unplaced/Total winnings, £66,738/ADDRESS ONLY/POSTAGE. - British Empire, 1 1/2d.; Foreign Countries, 2d.
Format: Postcard: Black & White
Issued By: National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1940

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