Photograph, Willie Lincoln; Unknown photographer; 1930-1940
Photograph, Willie LincolnAbout this object
Meet Willie Lincoln, a dog famous in the Wallace District for his roaming of the landscape and his death as a consequence.
Willie Lincoln belonged to Mrs McVicar, the wife of the Riverton Cash Emporium owner, D.B. McVicar. A bit of a ladies’ man, legend has it that Willie Lincoln often roamed the landscape in search of a mate. In doing so, he met his fate at the end of the barrel of a displeased dog owner’s gun. Killed on January 29, 1932, Willie Lincoln was nine-years-old.
1930-1940Inscription and Marks
On white piece of paper stuck to the back of the fram: 'MR BARKER PUBLIC TRUST
Willie Lincoln Tuatapere
Shot while going after a lady dog 29 Jan '1932 aged 9 years
Mrs McVicar's dog'
In black marker on back of frame: '96/24'
On yellow sticker on back of frame: '05/05'
h 410 mm x w 335 mm x d 20 mmPeriod
organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper
organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper, card
organic, vegetal, wood
processed materials, glass