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Picture - Stuart Reid, Phar Lap with Jim Pike, Mounted, 1931 Image Reg. No: HT 1129

Alternative Name(s): tin plaque

This mounted picture is a reproduction for mass circulation of Stuart Reid's 1931 portrait of Phar Lap, and is an example of the souvenirs which were produced and sold during Phar Lap's life. Jim Pike is wearing the red and green racing colours of the Telford/Davis partnership, which Phar Lap raced under during 1931 and 1932.
Rectangular metal plaque with a celluloid coated picture of a race horse and jockey on the front, with the names of the horse, horse's parents and jockey printed below. The jockey is wearing a black cap and red jacket with red and green hooped sleeves and is holding a whip. The horse is wearing a saddle and bridle, bit and reins, and is wearing white bandages around the bottom of its front legs. White painted rails run behind the horse, and a grandstand and stable buildings are visible in the background. The picture is badly faded from light exposure, and the celluloid coating is cracked and lifting in places.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Marie Davie, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, horse racing, souvenirs, keepsakes, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Jim Pike, Jockey (1892-1969), Jimmy Pike, Artist (circa 1940-2002), Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Printed at bottom center: PHAR LAP/ NIGHTRAID - ENTREATY/ J. Pike - Up

Printed in bottom left corner: STUART REID/ 1931
Format: Print: Colour
Designer: Stuart Reid, 1931
Retailer: Craftsman Public Sales, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1931 or later
Person Depicted: Jim Pike, 1931

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