'The Sporting City, 1969/70', framed photograph of spectators in Bay 13 at the MCG, by Angus O'Callaghan, 1969/70

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
1969-1970
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Black and white digital print on archival rag paper, framed and mounted in a black frame. Image depicts a crowd of spectators seated in wooden bench sets in Bay 13 of the MCG (indicated by the number "13" painted across the balcony in the photograph. In the forefront of the photograph is a large bag with a packed of cigarettes resting on top, next to a young boy (wearing a cap and sunglasses and holding a packet of 'Kool Mints') and a male (holding a cigarette in his right hand and wearing a toweling hat). Seated behind is a woman wearing a floral dress, toweling hat and sunglasses, and smoking a cigarette. Several other spectators are seated behind these individuals. Beneath the photograph in the left corner is the signature of the photograph, Angus O'Callaghan, written in pencil. Beneath the photograph in the right corner is hand written in pencil, "2/50", indicating the photograph is the 2nd print in a 50 print edition. On the back of the frame is a gold sticker containing the contact details for 'Artists Framing Services', two white felt circles in the two bottom corners, and hanging wire.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 373 W: 373 D: 40mm (H: 14 11/16 W: 14 11/16 D: 1 9/16")
H: 300 W: 300mm (H: 11 13/16 W: 11 13/16")
Media/Materials
Associated Person
Date Used
1969-1970
Location
In storage
Registration No
M16654.1

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