Sport (?) 1911 (LOC)

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Sport (?) 1911


1911 (date created or published later by Bain)


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Format: Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


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Call Number: LC-B2- 2287-7



  • unevensurfaces 7y

    This is on the Columbia University Campus, NYC
  • -Jarrett- 7y

    Earliest known conga line?
  • Wystan 5y

    Bain's photo has been inscribed with the date, 9/27/11.

    A New York Times story, September 28, 1911, reported some of the events:

    "Columbia University began its . . . academic year yesterday with a large entering class. . . . The real indication that college was open was the hostilities between the freshmen and sophomores. There was little of the old-time fighting, however, the nearest thing to a battle being an organized tug of war on South Field, which provided merriment for hundreds of spectators."

    The full NYT report:

  • Wystan 5y

    More Bain/LOC photos of student class rivalry hijinks at Columbia University:
    Columbia students giving Freshmen a dry shampoo  (LOC) by The Library of Congress

    Push Ball Scrimmage, Columbia  (LOC) by The Library of Congress
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