Rufus B. Von Kleinsmid and two other faculty members standing at podium, one holding academic hood, other faculty members seated, all in academic gowns, under decorated pavilion, with Coliseum peristyle with scaffolding visible in background
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Thousands Hail Liberty Drama: Pageant Stirs Emotions of Vast Coliseum Crowd: Historical Scenes Enacted at Patriotic Event: New Citizens Introduced as Feature of Spectacle," Los Angeles Times, 6 Jul. 1926: A1.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 6, 1931, Trojan Events Today Doubled, Doheny Memorial Precedes Graduation, Coliseum to See Conferring of 1330 Diplomas, Ground-Breaking to Initiate Commemorative Library
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.
Women in white march in a Memorial Day procession at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. They may belong to the Gold Star Mothers, American War Mothers, or one of several women’s auxiliaries centered on military service.
This photograph, cropped and reversed, appears with the article “Peace Transcending Note As War Dead Paid Honor, Prayers Offered Up in Memory of Those Who Fell Grist to Mars on Flanders Fields,” Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 1926