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Photograph - Phar Lap with Master G.H. Telford Up, Framed, 1931 Image Reg. No: SH 990795

This framed hand coloured photograph depicts Gerald Telford, the son of trainer Harry Telford, riding on the back of champion racehorse Phar Lap. It belonged to the family of his trainer Harry Telford family, and was amongst a number of items donated to the museum by them in the 1990s.
Black and white photograh of Phar Lap with a small boy wearing jockey silks and cap on his back. The horse is standing in a grassy paddock, in front of a hedge and a wooden fence. The horse and the boy's jacket and cap have been hand tinted. The photograph is in a cream cardboard mount, and framed under glass in a wooden veneered frame. There are two metal hanging loops attached to the back of the frame.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 275 mm (Height), 325 mm (Width), 20 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, recreation, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Childhood & Youth Collection, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten on mount under photograph: "PHAR LAP" with MASTER G.H.TELFORD Up
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Gerald Telford, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia, 1931

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