C.C. Childs, Simon Gillis (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

C.C. Childs, Simon Gillis

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

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

Notes:
Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows C.C. Childs (1884-1960), American athlete and bronze medal winner in hammer throw at the 1912 Olympics and Simon Peter Gillis (1880-1964), a Canadian-born American athlete who competed in the hammer throw at the 1912 Olympics, standing at Hilltop Park, New York City. (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.11576

Call Number: LC-B2- 2522-11

Zabowski, nasdaqbrat, - Gaviria -, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. rockcreek 80 months ago | reply

    Looks like Hilltop Park in New York.

  2. whyaduck 80 months ago | reply

    Clarence Chester Childs (1884-1960) was an American athlete who took the bronze medal for the hammer throw in the 1912 Olympics. Here he is at Wikipedia, and This January, 1912, New York Times item notes his resignation as captain of the Yale track team.

    Simon Peter Gillis (1880-1964), a Canadian-born American athlete who competed in the 1908 and 1912 summer Olympics. Sports Reference webpage.

  3. The Library of Congress 80 months ago | reply

    rockcreek:

    Thanks for the keen eyes! It does appear to match the other photograph of Hilltop Park, so we'll add that detail to the record.

    whyaduck:

    Thanks for the additional information on these athletes. We will expand the descriptive data and reload it to Flickr.

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