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Wounded Hero modelled in sand by John Suchomlin, Manly, 1940

Date: 1940
Dimensions:
Overall: 88 x 138 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00036847

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    This black and white photographic postcard depicts a sand sculpture of a wounded pilot. The sculpture is of a nurse tending to the pilot in a shelter. The postcard reveals it was produced during Christmas 1940, and that the sculpture was made by J. Suchomlin using only sand, water and colour.
    SignificanceThrough the unusual artistic medium of sand sculpture, John Suchomlin offers a unique insight into various political and cultural aspects of life in Australian during the first half of the 20th century. This postcard illustrates the fears many ordinary Australians felt during World War II.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Sand sculpture of nurse tending to a wounded WWII airman

    Primary title: Wounded Hero modelled in sand by John Suchomlin, Manly, 1940

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