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Printers Proof - Sporting Globe, Phar Lap Collage, 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 921955

Summary:
Printers proof consisting of six various sized photographs of Phar Lap, glued onto a sheet of thick cardboard, with text handwritten in pencil.

It is believed that this is a mock-up for a page of the Sporting Globe newspaper, published by the Herald and Weekley times, in the early 1930s.
Description:
Printers proof consisting of a collage made up of six black and white photographs showing Phar Lap. Photograph no.1 shows Phar Lap, leaving a stable, covered in a blanket with a strapper. Photograph no.2 shows Phar Lap rolling in the sand with the same person standing next to him, holding the strap. No.3 is a photograph of a horse stud, looking towards some hills. No.4 is a portrait of Phar Lap's head,wearing a blanket on his neck, which is only just visible. No.5 is the portrait of a jockey's head. He is wearing his jockey's cap and outfit. Photograph no.6 is another portrait of Phar Lap, taken from the side. He is standing in a sandy area on a field,with a tree in the background. The back of the cardboard has a lot of writing and scribble on it. It has a stamp on it,which has been circled with a blue pencil, a torn label and the handwritten word "save", plus some initials (handwritten),have also been crossed out with blue pencil. The photographs are mounted on brown cardboard, and have been trimmed, probably for printing purposes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Unknown, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.50 cm (Height), 40.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, newspapers, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: commercial art & design
Inscriptions: Handwritten on the back: T.Woodcock / 132 Warrigal Road/ Mentone S 11/ Victoria.

Stamped on back: Note to Editors:/ Under each reproduction of this picture must/ be carried the following credit:/ "ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO"/ (These) picture(s) may not be syndicated,rented or/ loaned,nor used for advertising purposes./ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/

Printed on torn label on back: ..ze 5/ For Sunday/ Ordered by TS/ RT Details/ HTB RC/

Handwritten on back: Save
Manufacturer: Sporting Globe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1930-1932

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