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[Third national AAU Judo Championship, Los Angeles, California, May 28, 1955]

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[Third national AAU Judo Championship, Los Angeles, California, May 28, 1955]
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Los Angeles, Calif., May 28, 1955

(96.267.268)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

3 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

4 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Third national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Judo Championship matches and awards held at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, May 28, 1955. Includes Caucasian and Japanese men in Judo gi standing with trophies, such as 22 year old ex-GI Gene LaBell who defended his national title and won the grand tournament and heavy weight title; LaBell tossing an opponent in a Judo match; LaBell shaking hands with another opponent; LaBell with two other men, one in a suit, and trophies and "National AAU Judo Champions" banner.

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Typed on original envelope: AAU Judo Championship.

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