Postcard depicting Louis Gysler, 1928

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Postcard
Date Used
1928
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Object Detail


Brief Description
Black and white photographic postcard of a smiling man in a leather jacket, helmet, and goggles, sitting on the side-car of his motorcycle. "LOUIS GYSLER,/ Winner of World's Championship Motor- cycle Derby, 1928" printed underneath. "POST CARD" printed on reverse.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 88 W: 137mm (H: 3 7/16 W: 5 3/8")
Media/Materials
Associated Person
Date Used
1928
Location
In storage
Registration No
1988.1928.37
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the family of Bob Amott.

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Loius Gysler won the title of World's Championship Motor-cycle Derby on 16 February 1928 by gaining the most aggregate points over a series of 4 meetings at the Melbourne Motordrome on his solo 350cc Motosacoche. He also competed in Side Car events on a 1000cc Motosacoche on which it appears he is sitting on this postacard.

- Peter Shannon

Posted on 23-08-2021 09:34:55