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- graphic material
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- De Mara, Charles Marvyn
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The record consists of a photograph album created by Charles De Mara to commemorate his visit to the British Empire and Commonweath Games held in July and August 1954 in Vancouver.
The album contains 11 colour and 94 black and white photographs of various events at the games including opening ceremonies, diving at the Empire field, boating events at Vedder Canal and track and field events. The field event photographs include some of the famous "Miracle Mile" run where both Roger Bannister and John Landy ran the mile in less than four minutes. Each photograph has a caption, a date and often additional information about the event photographed. The black and white photographs have been numbered with two identifying numbering systems; a straight sequential number from 1 to 94, and a composite number that may refer to a negative film and item number.
There are also 11 black and white commercial postcards probably purchased by De Mara and glued in the album with the photographs. The postcards are not numbered.
The album also contains event tickets, programs and various souvenir guides and has a souvenir cloth crest glued into the inside front cover.