Two lapel pins featuring Shirley Strickland, issued for 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Clothing or accessories/Jewellery/Pin/Lapel pin
Date Used
06 Aug 1956
1956
See full details

Object Detail


Brief Description
Two identical lapel pins pinned and affixed with yellowed adhesive tape to a yellow piece of card that folds back over them. Pins are round, metal-backed, with white plastic rounded front. A black and white head-and-shoulder photograph of a smiling Shirley Strickland sits in the middle, with "1956/ OLYMPIC GAMES" printed above, and "SHIRLEY STRICKLAND/ Athletics" in smaller print below, on a yellow strip. A green laurel- wreath motif runs around the border. Sent to Shirley by T.G. Davies, Managing Director of Lever Brothers Pty Ltd.
Measurements
H: 45 W: 33mm (H: 1 3/4 W: 1 5/16")
H: 285 W: 450mm (H: 11 1/4 W: 17 11/16")
Media/Materials
Associated Person
Date Used
06 Aug 1956
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.1325
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

Colours


Subject Auto Tags


Share

Comments


Be the first to comment.