1932 Summer Olympics, photograph of Canadian women's track team

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German photo, titled on back:

                           Album Nr. 6

                        “Olympia 1932”

                             Bild Nr. 10

                Kanadas Leichtathletinnen ...

                         Album No. 6

                     “1932 Olympics”

                         Photo No. 10
             Canada's track and field athletes ...

Athletes (L to R): Lillian Palmer, Eva Dawes, Alexandrine Gibb, Betty Taylor, Mary Vandervild, Mildred Vizzeli, Myrthe Cook, Mc Gowan, Hilda Strike, Mary Vizzeli, Ailleen Meagher, Alda Wilson.

Olympics that were held in Los Angeles.

One of a series of cigarette card photos.

On back, slight browning on left side

12 X 8 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.

Silver Medalists

  • Hilda Strike — Athletics, Women's 100 m

  • Mildred Fizzell, Lillian Palmer, Mary Frizzel and Hilda Strike — Athletics, Women's 4 × 100 m Relay

Bronze Medalists
  • Eva Dawes — Athletics, Women's High Jump