Rufus B. Von Kleinsmid awarding a diploma to an older woman graduate, with other faculty members seated, all in caps and gowns, under decorated pavilion, with Coliseum peristyle with scaffolding visible in background
A woman waves from a palanquin carried by several men. She wears a bikini outfit made of gleaming material. Her palanquin bearers are in what appears to be African-dress. A shriner in a fez and jacket walks beside the procession. The Al Malaikah Shrine Temple of Los Angeles hosted a pageant, of which the theme was One Thousand and One Nights, or Arabian Nights. The event was hosted at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Peltzer, the world record holder at the 880 at the time, was particularly interested in running on the Coliseum track, which he praised as a fast track. Two months after this photograph was taken he ran against local racers and set a new Southern California record. During World War II, Peltzer was imprisoned by the Germans because was gay.
Schumann-Heink, left, and Mayor Frank Shaw, center, watch the Memorial Day parade from a table at the Coliseum field. An unidentified woman sits beside Mayor Shaw. Schumann-Heink sand the "Star-Spangled Banner" that day.
Chorus sings in the stands at the Pageant of Liberty. The conductor stands on a platform in front of the singers. Most of the female singers wear white dresses and hats. The men wear jackets and ties. On either side of the chorus, a crowd looks on from the stands. A band is in a pit at ground level.
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
Shriners sit around a carpeted floor, dressed in stylized costumes of ancient Arabia. Five men appear to be part of the fraternal organization, dressed in the ostentatious wear of the nobility, while one man is dressed the part of a servant. The Al Malaikah Shrine Temple of Los Angeles hosted a pageant, of which the theme was One Thousand and One Nights, or Arabian Nights. The event was hosted at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.