Large black and white photo- finish photograph of the finish of the 100m race in Warsaw, showing Shirley Strickland in the lead, left arm raised. Photograph is taken from above, with the competitors running towards the right. Bright lines run vertically down the front of the field, with the finish- line tape a blurry streak bending around Shirley Strickland. Time-indicator strips run along the lower edge of the photo. Handwritten on reverse in black ink is "1955/ Warsaw/ World Record/ Sprint". A small yellow dymo label with the number '21' has been stuck onto the top LH corner.
H: 203 W: 255mm (H: 8 W: 10 1/16")
Shirley Strickland; 18 Jul 1925; 16 Feb 2004
05 Aug 1955
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.