1948 U.S. Olympic Team Rowing Trials Official Program with Photo of John B. Kelly Jr. and Sr. Gold Medalists

$500.00

1948 U. S. Olympic Team  Rowing Trials June 30th to July 10th, 1948. Official Program of the United States Olympic Committee. 25-cents. Decorated cover, 32 unnumbered pages. The personal copy of photographer Elizabeth G. C. Menzies, the first official woman photographer at Princeton University, where these rowing trials were held on Lake Carnegie, with her pencil notations of times and other events as they transpired. Sold with her photograph of John B. Kelly, Gold Medalist at Antwerp in 1920 for single scull with the time 7:35, with his son at Princeton, just after John B. Kelly, Jr. qualified with the time of 7:20 on July 10, 1948.

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1948 U. S. Olympic Team  Rowing Trials June 30th to July 10th, 1948. Official Program of the United States Olympic Committee. 25-cents. Decorated cover, 32 unnumbered pages. The personal copy of photographer Elizabeth G. C. Menzies, the first official woman photographer at Princeton University, where these rowing trials were held on Lake Carnegie, with her pencil notations of times and other events as they transpired. Sold with her photograph of John B. Kelly, Gold Medalist at Antwerp in 1920 for single scull with the time 7:35, with his son at Princeton, just after John B. Kelly, Jr. qualified with the time of 7:20 on July 10, 1948. John Brendan Kelly, Jr. went on to win an Olympic  gold medal in Amsterdam in 1949 and gold medals in 1955, 1959 in the Pan American Games. He also served as the President of the United States Olympic Committee. Both photograph and booklet near fine. Photograph with photographer’s stamp.

Annotation of Ms. Menzies showing winner of First Trial Heat in Lane 3 was Kelly at 7.20.9.