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Tuesday, August 16 2016

In 1904, St. Louis hosted both The Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the Olympics. The Exposition was one of a continuing series of informal World's Fairs. The Olympics was the third Olympiad of the Modern Games, the first having been organized in Athens, Greece in 1896 and the second in 1900 at Paris, France.

Here are selected images from those early games.


The 18 -year-old giant, Ralph W. Rose, breaking shot-put record, stadium, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo., U. S. A.


Tom Hicks, 1904 Marathon Olympic Champion and his supporters at the marathon. St. Louis Olympic Games, 1904 Author: unknown Copyright: unknown


Francis Field stadium. St. Louis Olympic Games, 1904 Author: unknown Source: "The Olympic Games 1904", report by Charles J.P. Lucas {{PD-old}} Category:1904 Summer Olympics



Perikles Kakousis, weightlifting Olympic champion. St. Louis Olympic Games, 1904 Author: unknown Source: "The Olympic Games 1904", report by Charles J.P. Lucas {{PD-old}} Category:1904 Summer Olympics



Myer Prinstein during the longjump event. St. Louis Olympic Games, 1904 Author: unknown Source: "The Olympic Games 1904", report by Charles J.P. Lucas {{PD-old}} Category:1904 Summer Olympics


Tug-of-war competition From Charles Lucas, The Olympic Games 1904. St. Louis, MO: Woodward and Tiernan, 1905 *Source: http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/olympics/images.html {{PD-Old}} Also stated as PD on official website. Category:1904 Summer Olympic



American athlete Samuel Jones during the high jump competition at the 1904 Olympic Games

Images selected from WikiMedia Commons [Website]

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