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Sports Artifacts 1920's-60's Track & Field Wire Photos
 

This amazing collection of wire photos encompasses 50 incredible years of track and field. There are many olympians, collegiate stars, and record holders. Many photo's are one of a kind and most have news service stamps and the wire story on the back.

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1926 Joe Roman Winner of Junior 50 Yard Dash. 8x10 wire photo. Press stamp and notes on back. Light ink splatter on front. Nice photo. Ex+ $20

1926 Joe Roman Crosses Finish Line of Junior 50 Yard Dash. 8x10 wire photo. Press stamp and notes on back. The notes on back state that Joe Roman is from Woodland Hills and the race was at East 110th Street playground (New York?)Copy marks on front. Nice photo. Ex+ $20

1928 Ancient Olympian Painting. 6x8 wire photo. Athletes 2704 years ago. From 1672 painting. Includes wire story and press stamps. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1929 Penn Wins College Relay. 6.5x8.5 wire photo. Wire story pasted on back with press stamps. Ex+ $25

1929 Canadian Percy Wyer takes Second Place in 6th Annual Port Chester Marathon. 8x10 wire photo. Wire story pasted on back with press stamp. Discoloration on middle bottom. Ex+ $25

1929 German Women Athletes. 8x10 wire photo. Fairly bizzare photo of hundreds of women athletes marching or parading. Detailed wire story and press stamp on back. Has repaired 4" corner tear, nice condition otherwise. Vg+ $20

1931 Stanford's Frank Wyckoff and USC's Heck Dyer Cross Finish Line. 6.5x8.5 wire photo. Superb photo. Detailed wire story pasted on back as well as press stamps. Ex/Mt $35

1931 Bill McGeagh Running the 880 for USC. 8x10 photo. McGeagh is shown running in the 880 for USC. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1932 Roger Metcalf of Marquette University Wins 100 Yard Dash and Ties World Record. 6x8 wire photo. Multiple stamps and date on back. Also has detailed wire stort pasted on back. Light discoloration. Ex $35

1932 Army, West Point Cadet R.J. Stecker Receives Athlete of the Year Award. 6x8 wire photo. Nice photo. Has wire story and press stamps on back and copy/production marks on front. Ex $35

1936 Ed Duda, UCLA Runner Wins 440. 8x11 wire photo. Also shown are Washington's Jim Drury and UCLA's Bill Bradley. Has the wire story on the front and the Associated Press stamp on the back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1936 Sam Francis of University of Nebraska wins Shot Put (49'-2"). 6.5x8.5 wire photo. Nice photo with copy marks on the front. Wire story pasted on back along with press stamp. Ex. $25

1937 Archie San Romani, Gene Venzke and Luigi Beccali Wire Photo. 7x9. Kansas' San Romani wins the 1500 meter ahead of Beccali and Venzke at the NAAU championships at MSG. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1937 Archie San Romani, Don Lash and Glenn Cunningham Wire Photo. 7x9. Kansas' San Romani wins the mile ahead of Lash and Cunningham at the Princeton Invitationals. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1938 Jim Herbert, Glenn Cunningham and Howie Borck Wire Photo. 8x11. NYU's Herbert breaks the 600 yard world record ahead of Cunningham and Borck at the Columbus Games in New York. Cunningham won the mile earlier in the games Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1938 Glenn Cunningham Breaks World Record in 1500 Wire Photo. 7x9. Glenn Cunningham breaks Gene Venzke's world record in the 1500 at the AAU championships at Madison Square Garden. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1938 Louis Zamperini Sets Collegiate Record in the Mile Wire Photo. 7x9. Zamperini beats Charles Fenske, Jimmy Smith and John Hunski and breaks the collegiate record for the one mile race at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1938 Jim Herbert Breaks World Indoor Record in 600 Wire Photo. 7x9. NYU's Herbert breaks the 600 yard indoor world record ahead of Charles Beetham and Douglas Raymond at the NAAU championships at MSG in New York. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1938 British Royal Air Force Athletes Training for Royal Tournament. 7x9 wire photo. Nice condition with lots of cropping and production on photo. Wire story and press stamps on reverse. Ex/Mt $20

1939 Glenn Cunningham and Chuck Fenske Wire Photo. 7x9. Cunningham defeats Wisconsin star Charles Fenske at the Kansas Relays Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1939 Chuck Fenske, Archie San Romani, Glenn Cunningham, Blaine Rideout and Sydney Wooderson Wire Photo. 7x9. Fenske wins the mile ahead of Cunningham, San Romani etc.. at the Princeton Invitationals. Has the wire story and news photo on the back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1930's-40's Gunder Hägg Crosses Finish Line. 7x9. API press stamp on back. This photo is of Gunder Hägg, one of the most famous Swedish middle distance runners and the world record holder from about 1942. The second man is Arne Andersson. Has paste & paper residue on back. Ex $25

1940 Gene Venzke Beats Glenn Cunningham in the Mile by One Foot. 8x11 wire photo. One of the great track & field rivals of all time. This was in Boston at the VFW Invitational. AP wire story on front. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1941 Leslie MacMitchell, Walter Mehl & Campbell Kane Wire Photo. 8x11 wire photo. MacMitchell beats Mehl and Kane in the Sugar Bowl Mile in New Orleans. AP wire story on front. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1942 Bill Lyda & Campbell Kane Wire Photo. 8x11 wire photo. Oklahoma's Lyda beats Indiana's Kane in the mile at the NCAA Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska. AP wire story on front. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1942 Virgil Alston Beats Oliver Hunter in the Two Mile. 7x9 wire photo. Miami Ohio's Alston beats Notre Dame's Hunter in the two mile race at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Wire story and news service stamps on back. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1943 Les Eisenhart Beats Gene Venzke in the 1000. 8x10 wire photo. Eisenhart wins the 1000 at the Chicago Relays. AP wire story on front. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1946 Terry Haws, George Beaman & Pat Flowers Wire Photo. 7x9 wire photo. University of California's Haws beats USC's Beaman and Cal's Flowers in the 220 yard dash at the Trojan Track Meet in Los Angeles. AP wire story on front. Great condition. Ex/Mt $25

1948 Compton JC Bill Fell Photo. 8x10. Shows Fell winning a 100 Yard Dash. Fell was the fastest high school and Junior College runner in California in 1948. He was also part of the 1948 Compton Tartars JC football backfield that also featured NFL Hall of Famer Hugh McElhenny. McElhenny gained 1298 yards and Fell gained 755 yards in a season where Compton won the JC National Championship and beat Duluth in the Jr. Rose Bowl 58-14. Fell went on to play football and run track at the University of Oregon where he was an All-American in 1950 and ran the fastest 100 in the Pacific Coast Conference. He ran track at Oregon until 1953 and played football at Oregon 1949-50-51. My theory is football injuries kept him off the Olympic team in 1952. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1948 Compton JC Bill Fell Photo and Original Negative. 8x10 photo and 4x5 negative. Same photo as above showing Fell winning a 100 Yard Race. The photo is a recent reprint from this original negative. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $30

1948 Gerard Cote Wire Photo. 8x10. Shows Cote winning a race at the 1948 Los Angeles Coliseum Relays. Cote was a French Canadian who won the Boston Marathon 4 times including 1940, 1943, 1944 and 1948. Photographers stamp on back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1950 University of Alabama's Charlie Davis Photo. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2. Shows Davis in his University of Alabama uniform. On back there are handwritten notes including 440 - best time 48.1 seconds. Undefeated in Dual Meets for 2 years. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1951 Missouri's Bill McGuire Wire Photo. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2. Shows McGuire in his Missouri uniform. McGuire was the best middle distance runner in the Big 7 Conference from 1949-51. Wire story on back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1953 Villanova's Fred Dwyer Wire Photo. 8x10. Shows Dwyer winning a mile relay race. Dwyer was amongst the best milers in the world during the early to mid 1950's and was the long time Villanova track & field coach. Dwyer won the Wanamaker Mile in 1953. Photographers stamp on back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1953 Kansas University's Wes Santee Wire Photo. 8x10. Shows Santee accepting the trophy for winning the 1954 Bankers Mile. Santee was amongst the best milers in the world during the early to mid 1950's.. Photographers notes on back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1955 Jesse Owens Wire Photo. 7x9. Shows Owens with Sikh athletes in New Delhi India. Has wire story and news service stamps on the back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1956 Oregon's Bill Dellinger Wire Photo. 8x10. Shows Dellinger winning the 5000 at the 1956 Olympic Trials. Dellinger was a 3 time Olympian winning bronze in Tokyo in 1964. Has wire story on the front and news service stamp on back. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $25

1956 Jack Davis of Navy and Lee Calhoun of North Carolina in Dead Heat in 110 Meter Hurdles. 7x9. Press stamp on back. Wire story on front. Copy marks on front. Ex+ $20

1957 Purdue's Big 10 Champion One Mile Relay Team Photo. 8x10. Team members names written on back (Ben King, Paul Hoenstine, Ron Etherton & Don Halliday) along with press stamp. Copy paint on front. Ex $25

1958 University of Michigan Track Star Milton Robinson. 8x10. Nice photo. Press stamp and University info on back. Bahamian star. Ex/Mt $25 sold

1959 University of Michigan Sprinter Tom Robinson. 8x10. Nice photo. Press stamp and University info on back. Bahamian star. Ex/Mt $25

1959 University of Michigan Sprinter Tom Robinson. 8x10. Nice photo. Press stamp and University info on back. Bahamian star. Ex/Mt $25

1959 1000 and 2000 Meter World Record Holder Istvan Rozsavolgi. 7x9. Wire story pasted on back. Also has press stamps. Copy paint on front. Light cracking. Ex $25

1960 George Kerr NCAA Half Mile Champion with Mike Rawson, European Champion. 7x9. Press stamp on back. Notes written on back. Copy paint on front. Ex+ $25

1960 Harold Conolly Breaks World Record in Hammer Throw by 4 Feet. 7x9. Press stamps on back. Wire story on front. Ex/Mt $25

1961 University of Michigan Multiple Winner Tom Robinson holds Team Trophy. 7x9. Big 10 track champions. Press stamp on back. Tom Robinson and his brother Milt were great runners from the Bahamas. The wire story is on the front. Ex+ $20

1962 Olga Conolly (wife of Harold Conolly)Wins Discus Throw with Toss of 172'-2". 6x9. Copy marks on front. Wire story pasted on back with press stamps. Ex+ $20

1965 Mary Rand of Britain Breaks World Record in Women;s Long Jump (20'-10"). 7x9. Press stamps on back. Wire story on front. Ex+ $20

1972 USC's Willie Deckard Photo. 8x10. Deckard was one of the best college sprinters in the country during the early to mid 1970's. Very nice condition. Ex/Mt $20

1960's-70's George Stanich Photo. 8x10 photo of Stanich circa 1948, printed in the 1960's or 70's. Has studio stamps on back. Stanich was one of the greatest athletes in the world in the 1940's-50's. He was an All-American basketball player at UCLA, won a bronze medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics and was a pitcher with the Oakland Oaks in the Pacific Coast League in 1950. Very nice condition. Nr/Mt $20

1988 Olympics Greco Roman Wrestling. 8x10. Japan's Masamitsu Ishiguchi beats USSR's Vladen Trostiansky for gold medal. Great condition. Wire story and press stamps on reverse. Nr/Mt $20

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