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2008/48/8 Cards (2), palmistry, Luna Park, cardboard, maker unknown, made for Luna Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1950 - 1970. Click to enlarge.

Luna Park palmistry cards

Made
These cards have significance because they help to document the rich history of Sydney's Luna Park, an amusement park that has been a site of recreation and leisure since 1935. With its spectacular harbourside location, Luna Park is key element of Sydney's identity that has provided fun and excitement for generations of children. For adults who visited the park as youngsters, it is a powerful symbol of happy memories. For showies, artists and casual workers, it provided employment for seven …

Summary

Object No.

2008/48/8

Object Statement

Cards (2), palmistry, Luna Park, cardboard, maker unknown, made for Luna Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1950 - 1970

Physical Description

Two palmistry cards collected from an attraction at Sydney's Luna Park. One card is landscape-format with black text giving palmistry interpretations of the personality traits discerned from the appearance of the bearer's palm. The second card features an annotated illustration of a palm and the heading 'Palmistry Chart'.

Marks

No marks.

Production

Notes

The cards were made for the proprietors of Luna Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia between 1950 and 1970.

History

Notes

These are samples of the amusing ephemera that were available for visitors at Luna Park. It was obtained and preserved by Sam Marshall, author of the book 'Luna Park Just for Fun' (Sydney, 1995 and 2007), during his long association with Luna Park in which he has documented its history and worked for its preservation.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Sam Marshall, 2008

Acquisition Date

20 March 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Luna Park palmistry cards 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/377826>

Wikipedia

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