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Lee Barnes of U.S.C. sets a new American record in the pole vault during the A.A.U. Relays, Los Angeles, 1926
Bell, Robert H., b. 1889
Date Created and/or Issued
[February 27, 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, "BARNES SETS NEW VAULT RECORD AS U. S.C . WINS: AMERICAN MARK FALLS BEFORE TROJAN STAR Clears 13ft. 5 7-8in. in Sensational Performance; Cromwell's Athletes Pile Up 73 Points in Meet BARNES BREAKS VAULT RECORD Trojan Sophomore Clears 13ft. 5 7-8in. U. S.C . Athletes Walk Away With Relay Meet Cromwell's Men Win All But One Relay," Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 1926: A1
At center, Lee Barnes, a U.S.C. vaulter, is captured falling through the air after he crosses over the bar during a record-setting vault attempt. His body is angled towards camera and facing the ground. He stretches an arm over his head as he passes behind the bar. In front of him, the bar stands at center. On the ground, another athlete stands near the left edge and watches Barnes' jump. Another man stands with his back to camera at center. In the distance, the field stretches back towards the stadium's seats, which line the background.
Handwritten on negative: Oxy - USC meet Lee Barnes 13' 6"
Text from negative sleeve: TRACK, U.S.C. VS. OXY
Text from newspaper caption, "IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS" So says Lee Barnes, U.S.C.[ pole vaulter, while clearing 13 ft. 5 7/8 in. at the Coliseum yesterday afternoon. Lee broke his pole after this excursion and had to quit vaulting, otherwise he'd probably have gone over the Coliseum walls. Below to the left Grumbles is shown winning the low hurdles. He's on the right, with Bob Maxwell (third) on the left. Dye is behind Maxwell, while Tanner (second) is to the rear of Grumbles. On the right Lloyd is seen winning the 100-yard dash. Pinney (third) is on the left, House (fourth) next, then Lloyd and Murray Schultz (second) on the extreme right. [Photos by Robert Bell, Times staff photographer] [Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 1926: A1]
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
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
University of Southern California
Barnes, Lee, 1906-1970
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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