Edw. Gardner (LOC)

Bain News Service,, publisher.


Edw. Gardner


1912 Feb. 15.


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



Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.

Photo shows Edward W. Gardner playing billiards, possibly at championship game with Edouard Roudil, reported in New York Times, Feb. 18, 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)

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.10137


Call Number: LC-B2- 2367-4



  • Dominoa 7y

    This photo and the other one (N° LC-B2- 2367-1) are marqued : FEB 15 1912. It could be this championship :
  • Richard McLean 7y

    There is not a pocket in the corner of the table. He must be playing Billiards.
  • The Library of Congress 7y

    Thanks for making the distinction! We'll fix the title in the source data and reload the description.
  • Procter Smith 6y

    I was thrilled to come across this photograph of my great-grandfather. I had never seen it before. He achieved some renown for his skill at balkline billiards, played for and won a number of titles. Harold Hill makes reference to balkline in the show-stopping number "Trouble" from Meredith Willson's Broadway triumph "The Music Man." According to "Professor" Hill, "It takes judgment, brains, and maturity/To score in the balkline game."
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