Catalogue Number: 2647
Ephemera sheet for John A Barraclough, Sydney optometrist
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Artist: Hugh Maclean
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920s
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney ?
Description Of Item: Single printed sheet, 225 x 150 mm, showing a portrait of John A Barraclough sailing a motor yacht superimposed a black and white drawing of sea, fish and seagulls and a harbour view enclosed in a rope circle, signed by Hugh MacLean, with printed biographical information about Barraclough below. There is a similar work on the reverse for Harold Robert Barnier, solicitor, in a rowing boat
Historical Significance: John A Barraclough was a son of H A Barraclough, a prominent optometrist practising in Sydney in the 1890s. Biographical notes on this item states that H A Barraclough Ltd was established in 1892 and that John Barraclough held a Diploma of the British Optical Association. Barraclough senior was the first President, in 1904, of the Australasian Optical Association, the first optometrical association in Australia. The artist, Hugh MacLean (1875-1951) was a local black and white artist and cartoonist.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: August 2015
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6