Lot 3010: Pre-1912 Athens Summer Olympics Glass Slide

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-06 11:13:42

Lot 3010: Original Newton and Co. glass slide, 3.75 x 3.25, depicting several rows of color guard on the inner field of Greece's Panathenaic Stadium, with rising, crowded stands on either side. Reverse is annotated along the bottom border in white ink, "134, M. K., Olympic Games in Stadium modern, Athens." Research suggests that the photograph was originally from a studio owned by Carl Merlin prior to 1912. There were only two Olympic Games held in this stadium, 1896 and 1906, and the stadium layout is incorrect for 1906 (when the open end of the horseshoe had an ornamental gate across it), so it is most likely that this slide dates to 1896. RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468 Thursday, 21st January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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