A U.S.C. Trojan is captured mid-air knocking over the bar during a high jump attempt. The landing pit sprawls along the bottom edge. Beyond it, left-of-center, the high jumper is on his descent. His chest faces the camera as he head angles down towards the ground at left and one of his legs stretches up to the right. The high jump bar falls from its support, mimicking the angle of the jumper. Beside the support post at left, a meet official watches the attempt. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's stands stretch across the background.
Photographs of different track events at the same meet appear with the caption, "TOO FAST FOR EVEN THE CAMERA'S EYE Ed House, Trojan sprint star, was credited with 10s. flat in the 100-yard dash at the Coliseum yesterday, the finish of which is shown below. One watch caught House at 9 7-10s., while another clocked him at 9 8-10s. He proved too speed for the camera, having passed the finish line when this photo was snapped. At the extreme right is Herschel Smith, who placed second. Bud Nash, third-place winner, is third from the left. Sauers of U.S.C. is second from the left while another Oxy man appears on the extreme left. Milton Nash is seen just behind Smith. In the lower photo Les Heilman is shown cracking the U.S.C. record in the mile, with Ralph Shawhan inches behind. [Photos by George Watson, Times staff photographer]," Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 1926: A1