Black and white photographic postcard signed by R. L. Bates. Features an Italian policeman in 1875 on a Penny Farthing bicycle. He wears a cap with chin strap, is sporting a long moustache and is dressed in a dark uniform which features braid stripes on the sleeves. He rides with one hand in his pocket and on his feet are white spats. Hand writing on reverse: "With/ Compliments/ Tom McCullock/ from / R.L. Bates/ Italian/ Policeman 1975.".
H: 150 W: 100 D: 2mm (H: 5 7/8 W: 3 15/16 D: 1/16")
Rupert Bates; 18 Oct 1904; 06 Oct 1993
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Rupert Bates