Lloyd A. Strickland Collection of 1936 Olympics Souvenir Materials
Strickland, Lloyd A
Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945
Paper, mostly 3 x 4-1/2 in., ink, photomechanical halftones
.5 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
In 1931 the city of Berlin was awarded the Olympic games for 1936. The games featured athletes from 49 countries, and some 4,000 athletes participated in 148 events. In addition to some other changes and new events, the games are remembered for the politically charged atmosphere in which they took place.
One hundred forty-nine (149) photomechanical reproductions of scenes and events from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The views depict the competition, opening and closing ceremonies, scoreboards, art works, and close-ups of the Olympic medals. Adolf Hitler appears in three of the photographs. The photographs are part of a souvenir pack, as they are numbered on the reverse up to 200, but not all numbers are present. Also includes two postcards of hotels, which have no clear connection to the Berlin Olympics. Donated at a later time were two volumes, also in German, containing the results of both the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Summer Olympics in Berlin. The volume on the Summer Olympics contains many of the same images as those in the loose photographs.
Lloyd A. Strickland Collection of 1936 Olympics Souvenir Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History