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A giver of trophies
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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First photograph caption dated July 4, 1959 reads "Johnny Rackin, 15, of Van Nuys, himself an age group swimming champion and record holder, also is donor of the Johnny Rackin Trophy he is shown holding. It is an award made each year in the Keo Nakama meet in Honolulu, an event in which he competed for the first time in 1956. The Rackin award became an annual one four years ago." Second photograph caption dated May 20, 1961 reads "Double honor. Johnny Rackin of North Hollywood not only has been selected as a member of this year's United States Maccabiah Games team to compete in Israel in August-September but has become the first swimmer in the country to make the All-American prep school team four consecutive years. Seventeen years of age, he is senior at Black-Foxe Military Academy in Hollywood."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Rackin, Johnny
Award winners
Teenage boys
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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