About the work
This picture depicts a row of young women, each from a different US state, cheering for the female competitors. The shot was taken on the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, USA. At that time only 126 out of 1332 competitors were women. These Olympics were overshadowed by the Great Depression, which caused that many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles.
With over fifty years experience in the photography business, The "Archiv f?¬r Kunst und Geschichte" (AKG) is one of the largest European picture archives holding a total of ten million plus images. For more than fifty years they have been collecting images from all over the world as testimonies of art and culture, history and politics, science and media.