Photograph of Shirley Strickland winning 100m heat, 1948 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
31 Jul 1948
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Brief Description
Black and white photograph of Shirley Strickland (athlete) crossing the finish line of a race in first place. She has just broken through the tape, wearing a white top with the number 668, shorts with a double dark stripe, and dark shoes. All runners are going towards the left, the photo includes the complete loudspeakers. Coming second is a lady wearing the number 684, behind her is a third lady wearing the number 665, then no. 677, then 903. A black OLYMPIC PHOTO ASSOCIATION, 1948 stamp is on the reverse, along with a handwritten listing of the placegetters, reads in part SAT JULY 31ST, 1948./ 1 668 S. STRICKLAND 12.1/ 3 665 S. DE PORTELA (ARGENTINA) 13.1
H: 106 W: 155mm (H: 4 3/16 W: 6 1/8")
Date Used
31 Jul 1948
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




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