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Photograph of Jack Lovelock with spectators after his victory in the Princeton mile race, 15 Jun 1935

Reference Number: MSX-2254-090

A photograph from Jack Lovelock's albums taken just after his victory over Glenn Cunningham, Bill Bonthron and other American runners in the much-publicised `Mile of the Century' at Princeton, USA, in 1935.He was pleased to win, but was also disconcerted by the jostling crowd. In his accompanying journal entry he wrote `I was mobbed by "kind" but thoughtless enthusiasts, hundreds of whom appeared to want to clap me, none too gently, on any portion of my anatomy they could lay a finger on ... there was no chance of getting near the microphone to broadcast to England as arranged ... such terrific enthusiasm seemed a little misplaced, but totally in keeping with the false sense of values of the great American public'.

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1 image.

Part of:
Album XI, Reference Number MSX-2254 (6 digitised items)
2 Albums, Reference Number Series-1497 (144 digitised items)

Extent: 1 pagePhotograph 180mm x 230mm on page 260mm x 200mm, with mss annotations. Manuscript

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