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

Summary:
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'.
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: 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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