1932 Summer Olympics, photo 'three fastest women in the world'

$9.50 CAD

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German photo, titled on back:

                   Album Nr.6: “Olympia 1932”
                              Bild Nr. 73
Die schnellsten Frauen der Welt: (von links nach rechts)
1: Stella Walsh (Polen), 2. Hilda Strike (Kanada), 3. Wilhelmine
Von Bremen (USA).

               Album No. 6 ”1932 Olympics”
                           Photo No. 73
The fastest women in the world: (from left to right)
1: Stella Walsh (Poland), 2: Hilda Strike (Canada), 3Wilhelmine
Von Bremen (USA).


One of a series of cigarette card photos.

Nice condition. Tiny tear LR corner.

12 x 12 cm.


The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, was a major worldwide multi-athletic event which was celebrated in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. No other cities made a bid to host these Olympics. Held during the worldwide Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932. Even U.S. President Herbert Hoover skipped the event.

Stanisława Walasiewicz, also known as Stefania Walasiewicz, Stanisława Walasiewiczówna (see Polish name) and Stella Walsh (1911 – 1980) was a Polish track and field athlete, who became a women's Olympic champion in the 100 metres. It was later learned that Walasiewicz had a Y chromosome and was intersex. In the 1932 Summer Olympics, Walasiewicz represented Poland. In the 100 m dash, Walasiewicz equaled the current world record of 11.9 seconds and won the gold medal.

Hilda H. Strike (1910 –1989) was a Canadian track athlete and Olympic medalist. Competing in the 1932 Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in the 4×100 metre relay and a silver medal in the 100 metre losing to Stanisława Walasiewicz. In 1972, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Wilhelmina "Billie" von Bremen (1909 – 1976) was an American sprint runner. At the 1932 Summer Olympics, she won an individual bronze medal in the 100 meters and a gold medal in the 4×100 meters relay