Handkerchief, 1956 Olympic Games design

Object Type
Clothing or accessories/Clothing/Accessory/Handkerchief
Date Used
1956
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Object Detail


Brief Description
A multi-coloured handkerchief from the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. The handkerchief is broken into quarters, with four different images: the Olympic rings and printed text, "OLYMPIC GAMES / 22 Nov-8 Dec 1956", a list of sports and a numbered legend to the map of Melbourne; a map of Australia and an Olympic torch; the MCG and printed text, "MELBOURNE"; and a map of Melbourne with numbered sites.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 330 W: 330mm (H: 13 W: 13")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
1997.3255
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr N Wiltsie.

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