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Photograph - Tommy Woodcock & James Ferguson Smith, Agua Caliente, Mexico, 20 Mar 1932 Image Reg. No: MM 106657

Summary:
Photograph, taken in Mexico in March 1932, depicts Phar Lap's trainer Tommy Woodcock and his farrier James Smith. Woodcock is holding a horse shoe, which was removed from Phar Lap after he suffered a quarter crack in his front hoof.

This copy, printed in San Francisco, was the property of James Smith, Phar Lap's Canadian farrier, and was donated to the Museum in 2009 along with the actual shoe it depicts.
Description:
Rectangular professional black and white glossy photograph. There is a black printer's stamp and handwriting in blue ink on the back.
Description Of Content:
Rectangular professional black and white photograph of two men in front of a wall, one of who is holding a horse shoe.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Smith, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 258 mm (Height), 203 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: horse racing, horses, racing industry, racecourses, recreation, farriers equipment, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Tommy Woodcock, Race Horse Strapper & Trainer (1905-1985), David Davis, Entrepreneur & Race Horse Owner, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Phar Lap in America, 1932, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Printed on back of photograph: STROUPE & SCHREINER/ EVERY THING PHOTOGRAPHIC/ GArfield 5447/ 102 De Young Bldg. San Francisco

Handwritten on back of photograph: James Ferguson Smith - Horshoer (sic)/ Tommy Woodcock - Trainer/ Examining shoe which is the one you are/ in possession of
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Printer: Stroupe & Schreine, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Mar 1932
Person Depicted: Mr Tommy Woodcock, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Mar 1932
Person Depicted: Mr James Smith, Agua Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Mar 1932
References: http://museumvictoria.com.au/pharlap/ Accessed 10/02/2010

Geoff Armstrong and Peter Thompson, `Phar Lap', Allen & Urwin, 2000

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