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Apron - Phar Lap, Framed, 1930s Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 50.50 cm (Width), 53.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurements provided by Fiona Mohr, Queensland Museum.

More information

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
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Embroidered on bottom of front: PHAR LAP
Date Made: 1930-1939
Person Depicted: Jim Pike
References: `Phar Lap' (Armstrong and Thompson, 2000),

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