Photograph of Fanny Blankers-Koen winning 100m final, 1948 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
02 Aug 1948
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Black and white photograph of Fanny Blankers- Koen approaching the finish line of a race, in first place. She wears a white top with the number 692, darker shorts, and dark shoes. Shirley Strickland is coming third, wearing the number 668. The photo is aerial, shot straight- on, all 6 competitors visible. A purple OLYMPIC PHOTO ASSOCIATION, 1948 stamp is on the reverse, along with 100M FINAL/ MONDAY, 2 AUGUST/ 1. 692 BLANKERS KOEN 11.9.
H: 112 W: 155mm (H: 4 7/16 W: 6 1/8")
Date Used
02 Aug 1948
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Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




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