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Peep Show - Museum Victoria, Phar Lap Winning the 1930 Melbourne Cup,1985 Object Reg. No: SH 860257

Summary:
This thin card peep show is an example of the Phar Lap related merchandise sold in the Museum of Victoria shop in the 1980s. It was sold as a kit to be assembled at home.

The peep show was designed by David Lancashire, written by Garrie Hutchinson and illustrated by Fay Planka for the Museum of Victoria, as part of the merchandise for the SIO Great Exhibition of Victoria in 1985.
Description:
Peep show has been assembled, and consists of four cardboard sides, glued together, and three inner scenery panels, which all have large irregular holes cut in them. On the front of the scenery panels, and around the interiors of the sides are printed coloured drawing of Phar Lap, Flemington Racecourse and the crowds watching the race. In the middle of the front is a large viewing hole.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Museum of Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28.00 cm (Height), 125.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, horse racing, insurance, museum exhibitions great exhibition of victoria 1985, museum history, souvenirs, horses, sport, racing industry, 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: PEEP SHOW/ PHAR LAP/ WINNING THE 1930 MELBOURNE CUP

Printed on back: PHAR LAP NOW STANDS/ AT THE MUSEUM OF VICTORIA/ PEEP SHOW COMMEMORATES/ VICTORIA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Designer: Lancashire, David, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Publisher: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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