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Drawing

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Cartoon drawing of a man with a monocle, signed Pat Hanna on a postcard.
Size
150 x 100 mm
Object Registration
01404
Keywords
hanna
Historical information
A drawing done by artist Pat Hanna and sent to friends at Legacy as a postcard. It could be a self portrait or a caricature of another Legatee.
It was stored with other items including a letter to Frank (possibly L/- Frank Doolan who was making an attempt to collect items relevant to Legacy's history for an official archive project - see items 01400 to 01403).
Pat Hanna was an entertainer, comedian, artist and producer of reveues, plays and movies. One of his first revues was performed just after the armistice in France. A popular stage show was 'Diggers' that performed around Australia post-war it was adapted into a film in 1931. He was asked to pose for photographer Jack Cato for the iconic image of a digger shown in 01400.
He was born George Patrick Hanna, 18 March 1888 in Whitianga, New Zealand and served in the First World War, was a founding member of Melbourne Legacy and was involved with Legacy for many years.
When Made
1955
Significance
Pat Hanna was a founding member of Melbourne Legacy and an artist and producer. Legacy kept some of his works in the archive.
Inscriptions & Markings
Post card is addressed to 'President and Legatees, Legacy Club, Market St, Melbourne' in blue ink. It is postmarked 29 December 1955 in Melbourne and an Australian 3d postage stamp. Also handwritten is 'Cartoon card by Pat Hanna 1955' in blue pen.
Last updated
24 Aug 2019 at 4:07PM