Olympic Railway pass for the 1964 Tokyo XVIII Olympics

Issued by
Japanese National Railways, Japanese, 1949 - 1987
Used by
Tyus, Wyomia, American, born 1945
Date
1964
Medium
ink and metallic paint on paperboard
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed): 4 5/16 × 3 1/8 × 1/16 in. (11 × 7.9 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 4 5/16 × 6 1/4 × 1/16 in. (11 × 15.8 × 0.1 cm)
Description
An Olympic Railway pass for the 1964 Tokyo XVIII Olympics issued to Wyomia Tyus by Japanese National Railways in November 1964. The pass is a folded booklet. The front and back covers of the pass are gray. On the front cover, in the center, is an outline of a silver rectangle. Inside is a red disc, the sun symbol on the Nisshoki, the flag of Japan. Below are the Olympic Rings printed in silver ink and silver text that reads [TOKYO 1964]. At the top of the front cover is printed black text in Japanese, French, and English that reads [CARTE DE CIRCULATION / RAILWAY PASS]. Inside the pass are instructions printed in French and English on the left page and a map, valid dates, and a stamp on the right page. The texts overlays an image of the Japanese countryside with Mount Fuji in the background. On the back cover is black printed French and English text that reads [Chemins de fer Nationaux Japon / Japanese National Railways] below a circular logo with a flower in the center.
Place used
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
Place made
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Type
passes (tickets)
Topic
Athletes
Olympics
Sports
Transportation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wyomia Tyus
Object number
2017.52.5
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b294470d-6062-46ed-85d5-11dab69e5675