Nurmi, center, crosses the finish line after his race against eight runners from the Sherman School’s track team, named the Indians. Some of the 45,000 spectators can be seen in the stands in the background.
Photographs of different track events at the same meet appear with the captions, "The Start of a Major Upset Picture shows Sam Klopstock, figure in white, hitting the first hurdle in yesterday's high hurdle race at the Coliseum. Bob Lyon, No. 22, went on to win for the Trojans, Klopstock taking second. Clarence Berry, third, is No. 11, while Gene Culp, No. 5, finished under orders a couple of minutes after the race had ended. He hit a hurdle and ran thereafter with only one shoe one [sic]. The time of 14.7s. tied the meet record and the result, due to Klopstock's miscalculation, was a surprise. [Times photo by Fred Coffey]," Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D1, and, "Leaping Right Down His Coach's Throat Here's Curtis McFadden of the Trojans making his winning jump of 24ft. 5in. in yesterday's meet with Stanford. McFadden had to fight his way into the event, his name not even appearing on the original entry list although he had the best competitive mark of the S.C. jumpers. Crawford and Olson of the Trojans made it a clean sweep by taking the other two places. [Times photo by Fred Coffey]," Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D3
Chief James E. Davis stands in the near distance at center, on the Coliseum's field. He faces towards the left as he reaches out to inspect the firearm of a police officer. The officer under inspection stands at the front of the row, facing right and holding his firearm in front of him. A line of officers extends directly behind him. Their shadows cast towards the right. Behind the row that stretches back at center, another line of police officers stands behind them at left. They all hold up their firearms for inspection. In the foreground and along the right edge, two officers stand with their backs to the camera. The stadium's seating lines the background.
Float decorated as sailing ship The Golden Hind, with about seven students riding costumed as Sir Francis Drake and crew, with sign reading Golden Hind, Drake's Ship, Berendo Junior High, on coliseum track with audience in background
Float decorated as longboat with bird motif, carrying about six students in feather headdresses, some with oars, with sign reading Zuni Festival, Sixty-Eighth Street, on coliseum track, with audience in background