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

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'.
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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