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Jackie Robinson avoiding a tackle
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Burrud, Jack
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph is torn at upper left corner.
Photograph caption dated December 11, 1939 reads "Jackie Robinson, brilliant Bruin backfield star, is pictured above as he sought to skirt left end. Gaspar is shown missing a tackle as Robinson fought his way back to the line of scrimmage. But before he could get farther he was brought to earth by All-American Harry Smith--with a 5-yard loss." Long before he broke Major League Baseball's color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson excelled in football at UCLA. During the 1940s, he also played professionally, with the L.A. Bulldogs (football) and the L.A. Red Devils (basketball).
1 photographic print :b&w ;27 x 33 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8621
Robinson, Jackie,--1919-1972
UCLA Bruins (Football team)
Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, Calif.)
Football players--United States
Pasadena (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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