Two photographs from the funeral of Reginald Player Fuller (1905-1933), a well-known South Australian jockey killed in a steeplechase accident. Horses, Funerary Photography.

Two photographs from the funeral of Reginald Player Fuller (1905-1933), a well-known South Australian jockey killed in a steeplechase accident

Two vintage sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs (image size 162 × 213 mm), on original stiff card mounts (external dimensions approximately 250 × 305 mm).

The photographs and mounts are in uniformly excellent condition.

The photographer is not identified, but written in ballpoint pen on the verso of each mount is '1933 | Probably funeral of Reg Player Fuller'. Reg Fuller, one of 'the State's best riders over hurdles and fences', died as a result of injuries received when his horse 'fell with him in the steeplechase at Victoria Park' on Saturday 22 April 1933. Short articles on his death appeared in a number of Australian newspapers (including the 'Sydney Morning Herald'); the most informative one is in the Adelaide 'Chronicle' on Thursday 4 May 1933. In part, it states that Fuller 'had been riding at registered race meetings for about 12 years, and during that time he had comparatively few falls in jumping races, a tribute to his ability. Before the accident at Victoria Park, he had broken his collarbone twice, and had had several fractured ribs. It was a remarkable record, as Fuller, always a fearless horseman, did not hesitate to ride horses new to jumping. He rode in hurdle races for three years before he had his first fall.... Fuller has left a widow and one child'. [2 items].

Item #122044

Price (AUD): $330.00