Cushion, 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Object Type
Domestic items/Furnishings/Cushion
Date Used
1956
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Brief Description
Cushion made of two rectangular pieces of latex foam covered in green Linen and joined so that cushion can be folded and fastened with strap that has small metal press fastener. Inscription, in yellow, on the upper face of the topmost piece (when folded): 'SOUVENIR CUSHION/OLYMPIC GAMES/MELBOURNE/1956'. Olympic rings emblem also features. An attached fabric label on the lower face of the lower piece features manufacturer's details.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 300 W: 220 D: 25mm (H: 11 13/16 W: 8 11/16 D: 1")
0 - Whole: H: 50 W: 220 D: 150mm (H: 1 15/16 W: 8 11/16 D: 5 7/8")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
2001.3708
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Denis Toner.

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