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Title
Lillian Copeland crossing the finish line in a race at the Coliseum, Los Angeles, circa 1924-1932
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa 1924-1932]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
View of Lillian Copeland (center) and 2 other athletes crossing the finish line in a race at the Coliseum. Hurdles and the Coliseum grand stands ate in the background.
Lillian Copeland was an American athlete, who excelled in weight throwing. She has been called "the most successful female discus thrower in U.S. history," and held multiple titles in shot put and javelin throwing as well. In the 1928 Olympics she won the silver medal for the discus throw and in 1932 she won the gold medal in this event.
A note with the negative may possibly describe the event in the photograph: Lillian Copeland of the Pasadena Athletic & Country Club winning [illegible] place in 50 yard dash for women time 6.5/10 sec.
Text from negative sleeve: Copeland, Lillian. Track
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_1730
ark:/21198/zz002dckmh
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Track and field athletes--California--Los Angeles
People
Sports
Women athletes--California--Los Angeles
Copeland, Lillian, 1904-1964
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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