Hailed as a “one-girl track team”, Babe Didrikson broke the mold for female athletes. She also broke records, as noted on the reverse of this stunning 8/2/32 Acme Newspictures wire photo. Measuring 6x8 this vintage photo shows "the female Jim Thorpe” posed for the javelin event at the 1932 Olympics. Moderate age-appropriate wear positions this photo at the (VG) level, however sharp photography and wet-look gloss dazzle, propelling this dynamic image to heights beyond the technical grade. More on our website.
The reverse side caption blurb reads in full as “ Babe Didri(c)kson sets world record. Babe Didri(c)kson, the one-girl track team from Texas is one of the new Olympic heroines. She tossed the javelin beyond all known efforts and set a record of 143 feet four inches. She is shown as she appeared at the Olympic Stadium, Los Angeles July 31, the day she set the new mark. Credit line (Acme) 8/2/32”. Also located on the reverse are several stampings and pencil notations including an Acme Newspictures credit stamp in red ink.