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Drawing

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Cartoon drawing of a four people playing cards signed Pat (Hanna).
Size
250 x 140 mm
Object Registration
01403
Keywords
hanna
Historical information
A cartoon drawing done by artist Pat Hanna and sent to friends at Legacy. It looks like a funny caption is missing from the drawing.
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 01404).
Pat Hanna was an entertainer, comedian, artist and producer of reveues, plays and movies. One of his first revues was performed in France just after the armistice. A popular stage show was 'Diggers' that performed around Australia post-war and 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.
Made By
Pat Hanna (Artist)
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
Signed 'Pat'
Last updated
24 Aug 2019 at 4:08PM