Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

James Pierce

image number:

P0051944

description:

This image scanned from page 92 of the 1921 Arbutus yearbook. The caption reads, in full: "When James H. Pierce, commonly known as 'Babe', graduated, the University lost one of its most consistent point getters on the track team. During the 1920 spring season Pierce hurled the discus in good form. He was a veritable Greek in the art of casting the disc. In the 1920 spring season Pierce shattered all former records by throwing the discus 132 feet 6 inches. In practice he went above this mark and made several heaves of 145 feet. Pierce competed for two years on the varsity track squad and was a sure getter each year."

Pierce does not appear in the team photograph on page 88 of the 1921 Arbutus yearbook.

date taken:

1920

personal name:

Pierce, James Hubert "Babe"

corporate name:

Class of 1921

topic:

Track athletics

topic:

Action (posed)

topic:

Alumni (Famous)

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Individuals