Capt. Buser, (Wisc.) (LOC)

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    Capt. Buser, (Wisc.)

    [1912?] (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.
    Photo shows Alfred Buser, captain of the undefeated 1912 University of Wisconsin football team. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008 and
    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,

    General information about the Bain Collection is available at

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-B2- 2340-9

    coreybehnke, S-400, Commercialista, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Central Historian ages ago | reply

      The surname is spelled correctly on the photograph and incorrectly on the header. This man is Alfred Buser, captain of the undefeated 1912 University of Wisconsin football team. You can read more about him in my blog post about this photograph.

    2. The Library of Congress ages ago | reply

      Thanks for the information. We'll look into it.

    3. Central Historian 119 months ago | reply

      The link in the LOC notes (above) is missing a character, so it doesn't work. Here's the complete link if you want to read more about Buser:

    4. The Library of Congress 119 months ago | reply

      Central Historian: Sorry about the typo in the link within our notes. Now fixed.

    5. royal_broil 72 months ago | reply

      The image says 11-5-11 which looks like the date of the image. November 1911 makes sense - it was his final season as a player when he was the team captain. He became a Wisconsin director of athletics after graduating in 1912. See

    6. Arden (LOC P&P) 72 months ago | reply

      royal_broil: Thanks for catching the date on the photograph. We will update the image description to include it.

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