M.C. Sheridan receiving discus trophy from I.S. Taylor
Martin Sheridan, an Irish imigrant, became one of the greatest athletes of the early 20th century, 'setting several world discus records, winning nine Olympic medals (five gold), and three times winning the AAU title in the all-around championship.'
Martin C. Sheridan, G.N.Y.I.A.A., won the discus throw at 128 feet, 10.5 inches, in the 1904 Olympics at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. R.W. Rose, Chicago, was second; N.P. Georgantas, Athens, Greece, third.