1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Ski Lodge Decor Poster
Beautiful reproduction of the official poster for the 1932 Winter Olympics, which took place in Lake Placid, New York, USA.
The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, and held in the little town of Lake Placid. The Lake Placid Club which was founded in 1895 was originally a summer resort, but in 1904 they decided to open the club for winter activities and it became famous for its winter sports. They created the first Bobsled run in the US, a 60-meter ski jump, and added an indoor skating arena, which was a Winter Olympic first!
The worldwide depression hindered plans for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and also decreased attendance. Several nations withdrew and many others sent very small teams, because of the cost of travel to the United States Lake Placid had almost no snowfall for the two months prior to the Games, and an unusual heat wave hit the area, with temperatures in January even rising above 50° F. (10° C.). Fortunately two winter storms just before the Olympics alleviated the problem.
Participants: 252 (231 men and 21 women) from 17 countries competed.
Also check out our Winter Olympics Poster Set (all the Winter Games Olympic posters from 1924 - 2006). 13 x 18 inch quality reproductions.