This is a 1924 photo entitied "Boxing Fraternity Los Angeles Santa Fe Station to see Commissioner Seth W. Streilinger off for Europe." It depicts the 1924 Olympic boxers from L.A. prior to departure for the games, seeing off Streilinger, a boxing commissioner for CA in the 1920s. Jackie Fields and Fidel La Barba, the two HOF boxers shown, were Los Angeles-based teammates on the 1924 U.S. Olympic team. Some of the other named subjects were local fighters, managers or promoters during the 1920s. Walter Yarwood served as secretary of the commission from 1924-1926. Commissioner Louis Almgren was ousted from office in 1928. Georgie Rivers was a local club fighter in the 1920s. In the very back is Chief Meyers, the old Giants catcher who was out of baseball and gradually becoming involved in boxing. He would eventually become a commissioner.
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