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U.S.C. sprinter, Ed House, crosses the finish line in the 100-yard dash during a dual track meet versus Occidental, Los Angeles, 1926
Watson, George R., 1892-1977
Date Created and/or Issued
[February 20, 1926]
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.
This photograph appears with the article, "TROJAN TRACK TEAM OVERWHELMS OXY, 107 TO 33: BUD HOUSER GRABS OFF TRIO OF FIRST PLACES U.S.C. Athletes Score Clean Sweep in Five Events; Les Heilman Breaks Trojan Record TROJAN TRACK OUTFIT WINS," Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 1926: A1
The track at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum spans the width of the bottom edge and stretches back on an angle to the left. In the mid-ground, several Oxy and S.C. sprinters approach the finish line, running towards camera. Ed House is rightmost among the runners. He bounds in mid-air as his body breaks the finish tape. Behind and to the left of him in the Oxy uniforms are J. V. "Bud" Nash and Milton Nash. The trailing U.S.C. runners are Herschel Smith and Charles Sauers. Two unidentified Oxy sprinters are leftmost. Along the inside of the track at right, meet officials and athletes watch the race from the sidelines. Farther down the track, at left, hurdles line the infield. The stadium's stands stretch across the background.
Text from newspaper caption, TOO FAST FOR EVEN THE CAMERA'S EYE Ed House, Trojan sprint star, was credited with 10s. flat in the 100-yard dash at the Coliseum yesterday, the finish of which is shown below. One watch caught House at 9 7-10s., while another clocked him at 9 8-10s. He proved too speed for the camera, having passed the finish line when this photo was snapped. At the extreme right is Herschel Smith, who placed second. Bud Nash, third-place winner, is third from the left. Sauers of U.S.C. is second from the left while another Oxy man appears on the extreme left. Milton Nash is seen just behind Smith. In the lower photo Les Heilman is shown cracking the U.S.C. record in the mile, with Ralph Shawhan inches behind. [Photos by George Watson, Times staff photographer]. [Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 1926: A1]
Text from negative sleeve: TRACK, U.S.C. VS. OXY
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Exposition Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Running races--California--Los Angeles
Track athletics--California--Los Angeles
Runners (Sports)--California--Los Angeles
Sauers, Charles
University of Southern California--Track and field
Occidental College
Nash, James Verden, 1902 or 03-1948
Smith, Herschel Curry, 1903-1983
House, Edgar
Nash, Milton Oval, 1904-1955
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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