Photograph, Clydesdale Tam O'Shanter ; Cameron Photo; 1900-1906; OT.2007.23


Photograph, Clydesdale Tam O'Shanter

About this object

This is a photograph of David Clark's prizewinning Clydsdale, Tam O'Shanter.

Tam won at least nine first prizes and was a five times champion of local horse competitions including winning first in the Stallion category at the 1904 & 1905 Wallace A&P Show.

Tam's owner, David Clark, originally from Heddon Bush later shifted to Otautau and was the President of the Wallace A&P Show for 1904 & 1905. In 1906, Wright, Stephenson & Co., sold Tam on behalf of David, to Mr E. Roberts of Victoria for around 800 pounds.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland


Cameron Photo

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Label printed underneath glaze: 'TAM O' SHANTER,
(4 years) SIRE, SANDY ERSKINE DAM DARLING. Winner of nine first prizes and five times champion. Owner D. CLARK, Esq. Hopefield, DRUMMOND.'
Makers mark stamped lower right of mount: 'W. Cameron Photo Winton'
Sticker on back of mount: 'OT/04/02'.


h 300 mm x w 350 mm x d 20 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card
organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
inorganic, processed material, glass
inorganic, processed material, metal, brass (?)
organic, vegetal, fibre, processed material, cotton
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron

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Public Domain Public Domain

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