Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hill Wellford | 1933

There are a lot of Hill Wellfords around in my life these days, though I never met the one winning the race in the image below.

This is Hill Wellford setting a new record for the 440 at a time of 48.2 secs in 1933 (incidentally the current record set in 1971 by UCLA John Smith for the 440 is 44.5; the particular race is no longer run as the imperial distance has been replaced by the metric distance).

Hill Wellford | VMI |1933
I like this image for its composition, detail and history.  Also if you look closely at Hill's face, his eyes are cast down at the finish line just as he is about to win the race.  His stature and determination blows the Duke fellow away.  Below is also the annotation on the image.

Hill Wellford | VMI | 1933       Hill Wellford | VMI | 1939

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