Admission ticket for an athletic event at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Illustrated by
Mancioli, Corrado, Italian, 1904 - 1958
Printed by
Salomone, Italian
Distributed by
Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad, Italian, 1958 - 1960
Owned by
Dick Howard, American, 1935 - 1967
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 13/16 x 6 1/16 in. (9.7 x 15.4 cm)
Type
admission tickets
Place depicted
Rome, Roma, Italy, Europe
Date
1960
Description
A ticket for admission to an athletic event at the Stadio Olimpico during the 1960 Rome Olympics. The ticket is pink with a red graphic of the portico of the Temple of Saturn. The portico is depicted as ruins with a piece of a fallen column in the foreground on the bottom center. Behind the portico, additional monuments and architecture can be seen. Below center to the right of the portico is a white graphic of the Olympic Stadium. At the top in the center is a block of red text and the logo of the 1960 Rome Olympics. The logo features the Olympic rings capped with a statue of the Capitoline Wolf and the date in Roman numerals. On the right side of the ticket is a stylized clock with the time at 3 o'clock and a white graphic of a track runner. Information about the event is printed in Italian above and below the image of the clock and runner. The reverse of the ticket features a black and white image of the Olympic Stadium. To the left of the image is a column of text with instructions. In the lower left quadrant is a vertical stamp of the ticket number.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Olympics
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Howard Family
Object number
2012.140.4
Restrictions & Rights
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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