The Athlete

If you have been following along, you know that Fred is on his way to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the 1924 Olympic trials in discus. He was an avid athlete which helped him get through college on a scholarship.

The newspaper photo in this image shows the difference between the classic pose shows in the Discobolus of Myron statue and the “current” stance circa 1924 that the discus throwers used. The form has evolved from 1924, of course, but at the time this stance was the most current and efficient method used.

Also in the picture is his trophy from the SW Texas track meet, his Rice University class of ’26 ring and varsity charm (I believe this used to be a ring as well, but was absconded by Florence for her charm bracelet at some point.)

A special thanks to stylist Robin Tucker for helping me on this shoot, it was a fun day going through mementos and keepsakes.


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