Sam Langford (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Sam Langford

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

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

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows Black Canadian boxer Sam Langford (1883-1956). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)
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- 2604-12

bombarie, Southcoasting, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Enzo CL 77 months ago | reply

    Thank you for what you are doing. These are great images.

  2. bwells1989 76 months ago | reply

    This shows the glory days of boxing and also one of the great fighters in his timeline.

  3. zyrcster 73 months ago | reply

    This image has been used in the post: Black History across the Commons - Part 1

  4. Arden (LOC P&P) 47 months ago | reply

    Richard Arthur Norton: Thank you for the link to the Wikipedia article about boxer Sam Langford. We will update the image description with some of this information.

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