Postcard - Phar Lap, Photograph Album, E. Taylor, Holiday to Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne, 1938 Image Reg. No: MM 98417

Postcard from an album assembled by the original owner, E. Taylor, which relates to a 21 day bus tour that he and his wife took through the ACT, New South Wales and Victoria in March/April 1938. Album features arguably the first postcard of Phar Lap produced by the Museum, as well as an early magazine clipping showing Phar Lap on display surrounded by a group of reverential onlookers.

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: 89 mm (Width), 139.5 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: museum history, tourism, travel, horses, sport, racing industry, postcards, horse racing, civic mementoes, exhibitions, souvenirs, 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: Photograph: Sepia
Horse Depicted: Phar Lap (Racehorse), Australia, 1928-1932
Original Owner: E Taylor, South Australia, Australia, 1928-1932

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