Photograph of women's 80m hurdles final finish line, 1948 Olympic Games

Object Type
Photography/Photograph/Black and white
Date Used
04 Aug 1948
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Brief Description
Black and white photograph taken during the Women's 80 Metres Hurdles final at the Olympic Games, London, 1948, showing three runners approaching the finishing line, with three backmarkers behind. The photograph has been taken from a high vantage point with the camera moving at the same speed, resulting in a blurred background and distorted legs. The three front runners from bottom of frame to top are Shirley Strickland, Maureen Gardner and Fanny Blankers-Koen. Strickland won Bronze. On the reverse is handwritten text in blue ink, and the stamp of the Olympic Photo Association.
H: 98 W: 146mm (H: 3 7/8 W: 5 3/4")
Date Used
04 Aug 1948
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Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.




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