'Babe' Didrikson, Athletic Feature in Vanity Fair 1933
Wonder Woman in Vanity Fair 1933
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This gorgeous photograph was taken by Lusha Nelson in 1930. It was first published in Vanity Fair in 1933. This photograph is licensed by the Condé Nast Collection, home of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair and other popular magazine brands.
This framed photograph makes the ideal gift for the vintage sports lover.
Style and mystery are two of the first words that came to mind when we first laid eyes on this photo. A sportswoman extraordinaire captured in a historic Vanity Fair edition, the athlete pictured brings emotions to us that are different than the models of today. 'Babe' Didrikson, is regarded as one of the greatest female athletes in history. Babe, AKA Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias was an All-American basketball player, a U.S. track and field Olympian, and a champion golfer. Incredibly, She won two Gold (Javelin and Hurdles) and one silver medal (high jump) in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. She was awarded the silver in High Jump after she legitimately jumped head first. However, the judges ruled against her and relegated Babe to the silver medal, a bitter disappointment for the highly competitive Didrikson. In 1935, Babe joined the Ladies Amateur Golf Tour where she won 48 tournaments. She went on to win ten LPGA championships and regularly made the cut in the men's PGA competitions. Babe's parents emigrated to Texas from Norway. She claimed to have been nicknamed "Babe" after Babe Ruth when she hit five home runs in a school baseball game. A treasured piece of the historic Vanity Fair archives, this iconic photo carries with it the class of the cultural treasure that is the Vanity Fair Magazine. This masterpiece of photography entered into our collection because of its museum grade quality and artistic style. Being printed on high-gloss premium archival paper with a unique silver pearlescent finish, you can rest assured that this collector’s piece will last as long as the legacy it embodies. This print is rated for museum or gallery use. Hand framed with 100% natural wood by our family of local artisans in Pelham Alabama, this high-quality frame is professionally finished with custom cut museum grade matting to ensure perfect proportions. Backed with kraft museum grade paper, our frames also come with hooks and wire preinstalled. This work of art is ready to be installed immediately and comes as a finished frame size of 18.5 x 22.5 x 1 inches. Ships same day from our facility in the United States.