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Printers Proof - Sporting Globe, Phar Lap, 1930s Object Reg. No: SH 940841

Summary:
Printers proof consisting of a photograph of Phar Lap with strapper Tommy Woodcock, 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 combining a sepia coloured photograph of Phar Lap and Tommy Woodcock with the written inscription, "Won Straight from Paddock" The photograph shows Phar Lap with his head over a wooden three rail fence, nuzzling Tommy Woodcock who may be offering him sugar. The writing, in stylised lettering, is in black ink which has been outlined in white. There are numerous printers' notations written in pencil and red ink. The proof has been mounted on a piece of cream cardboard.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Tommy Woodcock, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28.50 cm (Height), 39.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, newspapers, recreation, horses, sport, racing industry, 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, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: media publications
Inscriptions: Text written in black ink on front: Won Straight/ From/ Paddock

Text written in pencil on front: 5 cals Sat Globe/ S.S/ 5 cols Globe Saturday.

Text written in pencil on back: Priority 1/ Phar Lap/ T. Woodcock.
Manufacturer: Sporting Globe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1929-1933

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