Genevieve Clark (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Genevieve Clark

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

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,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2680-3

MzMullerz, maTTa maTTina, and 74 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. captainslack 73 months ago | reply

    Daughter of the Speaker of the House (doesn't say if that's Federal or State). Was engaged to James M Thomson of New Orleans in June 1915.

  2. Project: onewe 73 months ago | reply

    Everything looks so shiny and high-tech. Ms. Clark looks as satisfied as anyone being photographed with a new Blackberry, iPhone, or Android a century later.

  3. Elizabeth Thomsen 73 months ago | reply

    She was the daughter of Champ Clark,(1850 – 1921), Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919, and an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to be the Democratic Partly candidate in the Presidential Election of 1912.

    Clark story shared at banquet -- Article from the Bowling Green Times about Genevieve Clark Thomson's story, as recounted by her nephew.

    The great tragedy of her life was the loss of her three year old son, Little Champ. When his birthday came around, she remembered him by delivering ice cream to children in the hospital. She was also a Suffragette, she ran for Congress, wrote a political column, and was known for her fashion sense, inspiring a hairstyle known as "the Genevieve Curl."

  4. BobMeade 73 months ago | reply

    Some Bain trivia: The negative number etched here is 2680-3.

    You will notice that Miss Clark is sitting at the same desk, using the same telephone as that which sits on the desk of Alben Barkley, adjacent in this photostream, and which also has the consecutive negative number 2680-2:

  5. clickykbd 73 months ago | reply

    Lovely photograph and portrait!

  6. House of Smith 73 months ago | reply

    I love this glimpse (snapshot) of a women taking herself seriously in a time when it was the exception, not the norm. (I also love that she is wearing cufflinks!)

  7. das auge ! off [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wir haben`s schwarz auf weiss ONLY THE BEST IN B&W ♥ ♥ ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. 1davidstella 73 months ago | reply

    beautifully shot portrait.

  9. Rey.M 72 months ago | reply

    Look at the Bokeh...old lenses rule!

  10. Mom2three 72 months ago | reply

    I really love this shot! It is amazing!

  11. Old BT Telephones 62 months ago | reply

    I can't believe how clear these photographs are. The antique telephone she is holding looks so high tech and shiny. Beautiful :-)

  12. G.E.C007 36 months ago | reply

    beautiful-so great to have the SAME NAME TOO!

  13. swanq 14 months ago | reply

    A rather different photo is in the NYT pictorial section for January 3, 1915, announcing her engagement to James M. Thomson.

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