Guide book, 1960 Rome Olympic Games

Object Type
Documents and books/Book/Booklet/Guide book
Date Used
29 Feb 1960
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A 140-page (cover exclusive) guide book, translated into English from Italian, for tourists to the city of Rome. Features an in-depth programme for the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, including maps and venue details. Cover title: 'XVII OLYMPIAD/BANCA NAZIONALE DEL LAVORO/ROMA'. Cover features a black and white photo image of a sculpture of an ancient boxer. Frontispiece header, in part: 'OLYMPIC GUIDE-BOOK/ROME/1960'. Guide book contained within a decorated envelope, featuring an image of the classical sculpture, 'The Diskovolos', by Myron.
0 - Whole: H: 215 W: 105 D: 9mm (H: 8 7/16 W: 4 1/8 D: 3/8")
Date Used
29 Feb 1960
Place Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by S G Knott.


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