Magnificent color 24 x 39 poster designed by John Sjovard for the Equestrian Games of the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden. The poster depicts a classical rider atop a rearing horse, with Olympic rings and information in the lower border, "Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad, 1956, Stockholm, 10th-17th June." Printed by Esselte, Stockholm. Framed to a slightly larger size. The main 1956 Summer Games were held in Melbourne, Australia, but the equestrian events could not be held there due to quarantine regulations; Stockholm was chosen as the alternative site. The equestrian events began in June, nearly six months earlier than the official opening ceremonies in Melbourne.
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