• Bain's date on negative:
    9/27/11. - Wystan

Sport (?) 1911 (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

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, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.09706

Call Number: LC-B2- 2287-7

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  1. unevensurfaces 104 months ago | reply

    This is on the Columbia University Campus, NYC

  2. -Jarrett- 103 months ago | reply

    Earliest known conga line?

  3. Wystan 72 months ago | reply

    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:


  4. Wystan 72 months ago | reply

    More Bain/LOC photos of student class rivalry hijinks at Columbia University:
    Columbia students giving Freshmen a dry shampoo (LOC)
    Push Ball Scrimmage, Columbia (LOC)

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