Aug. 12, 1960: The champion fencers Maxine Mitchell, left, and Janice-Lee Romary practice-dueled atop the Vanderbilt Hotel in preparation for the summer Olympics in Rome (seen on Page 19 of this paper). Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Romary — who placed 11th and fourth in the individual foil contests in the 1956 Olympics — were participating in the first women’s team foil. In the end, the Soviet Union, Hungary and Italy won the top medals. Photo: William C. Eckenberg/The New York Times