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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Apron - Phar Lap, Framed, 1930s Reg. No: HT 12705
- Framed hand embroidery of Phar Lap and jockey (Jim Pike?) made by Edith Faith Helen Mary Clarke (nee Bradford) in Northern Queensland in the early 1930s. Originally an apron, her husband thought it too good to be used so instead had it framed. It is not known whether this was a commercial design or if it was conceived by the maker using a newspaper photograph as inspiration.
- Hand embroidered cloth panel containing an image of a male jockey riding a horse, with the name `Phar Lap' embroidered underneath. It is framed under glass in a decorative brown wooden frame.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs. Vi Groundwater - Herbert River Museum and Gallery Inc., 2006
|Dimensions:||50.50 cm (Width), 53.50 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measurements provided by Fiona Mohr, Queensland Museum.|
|Tagged with:||embroidery, horse racing, horses, racing industry, sewing, domestic life, making history - phar lap|
|Themes this item is part of:||Jim Pike, Jockey (1892-1969), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Jimmy Pike, Artist (circa 1940-2002), Phar Lap Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Secondary Classification:||Horse Racing|
|Inscriptions:||Embroidered on bottom of front: PHAR LAP|
|Person Depicted:||Jim Pike|
|References:||`Phar Lap' (Armstrong and Thompson, 2000),|