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Postcard - Fat-tailed Pouched Mouse, Sminthopsis crassicaudata (Gould), George Browning, circa 1950 Reg. No: HT 31114
- One of a series of postcards released by The National Museum of Victoria following the publication of 'The Mammals of Victoria' by Charles Walter Brazenor, Curator of Mammals in 1950. This image of the Fat-tailed Pouched Mouse featured on page 21 of the book. The illustrations are by George Browning whom worked as a staff art officer at various times. Browning is perhaps best known for his work on Dioramas both at the National Museum of Victoria and at the War Memorial in Canberra. The postcards feature native Victorian Mammals but have no detailed information about each species, perhaps as a teaser for visitors to buy the publication. The series was sold in an accompanying envelope as a souvenir token sold in the Museum shop. This was probably a particularly short run series as it has not been seen other than this set.
- Off white card printed green ink both sides.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Salter, 2012
|Dimensions:||89 mm (Height), 133 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||museum history, illustrations, mammalogy|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MUSEUM HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Marketing & Publicity|
|Artist:||Mr George Browning, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
This was when the original illustration was created
|Date Printed:||circa 1950|