Object StatementPhotograph, black and white, framed, 'Arne Borg', paper / cardboard / wood / metal, photographed by Sidney Riley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1927
Physical DescriptionPhotograph, black & white, 'Arne Borg', photographed by Sidney Riley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1927
Black and white photograph of Arne Borg, used to promote Speedo swimwear, rectangular, portrait format, mounted on cardboard, varnished wooden frame with glass front, depicts swimmer Arne Borg wearing a Speedo one-piece tank style swimsuit, two cameo photographs show the back view, focussing on the 'racer back' design of the swimsuit. Autographed by Borg, and labelled with the printed caption: " 'Speedo' Racer Back Costume for All swimmers. Arne Borg, holder of all World's swimming records from 300 yards to 1 mile, who has worn a 'Speedo' costume in all his record breaking swims in Australia". The photographer's details are printed beneath the photograph.
MarksSubject's signature, right side of central image, handwritten in black ink: "Arne Borg/ Sweden". Photographer's note, on backing board, beneah bottom right corner of photograph, printed: "PHOTO BY/ SIDNEY RILEY/ BRISBANE". Date, reverse, top left corner, handwritten in ink: "1927".