Black and white photograph of Fanny Blankers-Koen (athlete) crossing the finish line of a race, head to the side. The finish tape is visible just in front of her. She wears a white top, darker shorts, and dark shoes. Five other women are just behind her, including Shirley Strickland, wearing number 668. This race was Heat 1 of the Semi-finals for the women's 100m event. Fanny Blankers-Koen and Shirley Strickland advanced to the final, and finished first and third, respectively. A purple stamp is on the reverse, reads, "THE TIMES".
0 - Whole: H: 111 W: 159mm (H: 4 3/8 W: 6 1/4")
Shirley Strickland; 18 Jul 1925; 16 Feb 2004
Fanny Blankers-Koen; 26 Apr 1918; 25 Jan 2004
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.