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Sailor Flynn broad jumps during the Pacific Fleet's track championship meet, Long Beach, 1922
Date Created and/or Issued
[May 12, 1922]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Handwritten on note (see Item Ark: 21198/zz002cpjdj) in negative sleeve: Fleet tract [sic] me[...] Long Beach May 12 1922
Sailor Flynn of the Pacific Fleet's Air Force is captured mid-jump as he participates in the broad jump competition. The landing pit extends across the foreground and back towards center. Flynn hovers in mid-air, in the mid-ground at center. He pikes his body with his head and feet stretching towards camera. Both of his arms fly back behind him. To either side of him, spectators, athletes, sailors and track officials line the pit.
This photograph appears with the article, "CALIFORNIA'S ATHLETES CAPTURE THE FLEET TRACK AND FIELD TITLE: FLEET AIR FORCE IS SECOND IN CLOSE MEET; Native Sons Roll Up 38 Points as Aviators Are Collecting 36; Mississippi is Third Sea Dogs in Violent Action," Los Angeles Times, 13 May 1922: III1
Text from newspaper caption, Exciting Moments in the Pacific Fleet Cinder Championships Sailor Flynn, shown above, collected a flock of points yesterday afternoon at Long Beach High for the Pacific Fleet Air Force in the broad jump. Palmer and Waldrop, both of the U.S.S. New York, are observed in the lower picture helping each other bust the tape at the finish of the 220. Spies[?] of the U.S.S. California is seen bounding in a close third. [Los Angeles Times, 13 May 1922: III1]
Text from negative sleeve: TRACK, NAVY MEET AT LONG BEACH, 1922
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Military personnel--American--California--Long Beach
Jumping--California--Long Beach
Track and field athletes--California--Long Beach
Track athletics--California--Long Beach
United States. Navy. Pacific Fleet
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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