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Unknown photographer: An original b/w press photograph of the American high jumper Edward Burke (1915-?), who is here seen clearing the bar at 6 feet 6 7/16 inches and thereby winning the US semi-final Olympic trials prior to the Berlin Games in the summer of 1936. Marquette University, Milwaukee. Back with Acme Newspictures stamp and a describing news telegram dated June 27, 1936. Photo size 15×20.5 cm. Frame size 24×32 cm.

Edward Burke set the indoor world high jump record on February 27, 1937 with a height of 6 feet, 9.25 inches (206 cm). The event took place in Madison Square Garden, New York.

The high jump world record (indoor) is today 8 feet, 0.4 inches (243 cm) (Javier Sotomayor of Cuba)

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This is an original b/w press photograph from 1936, which shows a discoloured area on the front (due to a glued-on telegram on the backside). Back slightly discoloured due to ageing/storage conditions. Furthermore normal signs of handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

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