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U.S.C. vaulter knocks over the bar on his pole-vault attempt during the U.S.C. and Occidental dual track meet, Los Angeles, [1926]
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa 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.
Photographs of different events from the same track meet appear 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
Photographs of different track events at the same meet appear with the 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
At center, a U.S.C. vaulter is captured falling through the air after he knocks over the bar during a vault attempt. His body is angled away from camera and faces slightly right. He extends his right arm outward. Beneath him, the bar is visible falling to the ground. At center, the pole stands upright on an angle to the left. On the ground, two meet officials stand at left, beside the vaulting area, and watch the vaulter. The field sprawls into the distance. A few people at right face towards the vaulter. Empty stadium seats and the Coliseum's main entrance stretch across the background.
Text from negative sleeve: TRACK, U.S.C. VS. OXY
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Track and field athletes--California--Los Angeles
Exposition Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Track athletics--California--Los Angeles
Vaulting--California--Los Angeles
University of Southern California--Track and field
Occidental College
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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