Laundry Day at the Giro


Giro d’Italia, 1952
Stage 11, Venezia to Bolzano

In this photo, we see one of the quiet moments between the battles on the road for the pink leader’s jersey of the Giro. A laundry woman hangs the freshly washed wool jerseys and shorts of the Nilux team up to dry in the sun after Stage 11 into Bolzano. The photographer beautifully captured the symmetry and shadows of this scene.

Nilux riders in the 1952 Giro were:

85 BEASLEY John (Aus)
86 ANTHONY Peter (Aus)
87 WHITEHORN John (Aus)
88 SMITH Eddie (Aus) 8
9 MALABROCCA Luigi (Ita) 90 OTTUSI Dino (Ita)
91 FROSINI Luciano (Ita)
(Race Statistics:

Each image in the Vintage Print Series has been reproduced from an original photographic print or negative in The Horton Collection archives. Each has been carefully restored to remove dust, water stains, fingerprints, or other wear and tear. Lithograph printing was done by AMP Printing in Dublin, California on Daiei TopKote 111 pound acid-free archival quality stock using a Heidelberg press.

Each print comes packaged in a crystal clear sealed bag with a descriptive insert.  Beautifully packaged for gift giving.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Despite our efforts to find the name of the photographer of this image, it currently remains a mystery. As was common practice at the time, original photographs often had no reference as to the name of the photographer. Rather, there were crop marks and other notations written on the back of the original photograph that was used in the print publication process. As always, we welcome any knowledge regarding the awesome photographers that so deftly captured and continue to capture the vibrant landscape of cycling.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Weight .1 lbs