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In addition to the many medals and documents in this collection are dozens of fascinating original photographs depicting Luz Long doing what he did best: competing in either the long jump or the triple jump. They come directly from the Long family and several were submitted to PSA/DNA for Type I authentication. Offered here is a timely shot of the German track star stepping out of the long jump pit after one of his attempts during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Since the trials and finals of Men’s Long Jump occurred on the same day, we can accurately date this photo to August 4, 1936, when Luz took the silver medal behind Jesse Owens, showing extraordinary courage and sportsmanship in the process.

The “Das Sportbild von Schirner” stamp on the reverse credits the photo to Max Schirner, a prominent German photographer from Berlin who covered much of the action at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Luz Long’s name is noted twice in editorial notes on the reverse along with “4.8.1936 Olympiade Spiele Berlin” handwritten in blue ink. The photo measures approximately 7” by 9” (17.5 x 23.5 cm) and comes in fantastic shape, the only blemishes being two holes punched along the left edge from how it was once displayed in a photo album. It comes encapsulated in a PSA/DNA Type I jumbo holder with a separate letter from PSA/DNA noting the pedigree from the Luz Long Collection.

August 4, 1936 Luz Long Berlin Olympics Long Jump Pit Original Photograph by Max Schirner - PSA/DNA Type I (Luz Long Collection)
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