[Andrew Carnegie, William Jennings Bryan and others] (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

[Andrew Carnegie, William Jennings Bryan and others]

[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.
Photo shows Andrew Carnegie (front row, left) standing next to William Jennings Bryan, with other men. (Source: Flickr Commons Project, 2009)
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.13610

Call Number: LC-B2- 2763-1

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  1. Infrogmation 116 months ago | reply

    I don't see either Taft or Wilson here. Possibly this was a gathering from inauguration day when Wilson was taking over the Presidency from Taft, 4 March 1913? Center front looks like William Jennings Bryan.

  2. aware health [deleted] 116 months ago | reply

    That's Bryan, all right, and looks like Andrew Carnegie to his right.

  3. Arden (LOC P&P) 116 months ago | reply

    infrogmation and rjones0856: Thank you for your looking at this photo and giving us better information about the people in it. We will add the information to the description and reload the database.

  4. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 115 months ago | reply

    Possibly but not likely:

    CANDIDATES GRILLED BY DINNER GUESTS; Taft, Bryan, Hughes, Johnson, and Roosevelt Caricatured by Illinois Society. THE DARK HORSE ELECTED Chosen from "Presidential Possibilities" -- Carnegie Host and Washington a Waiter.

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    May 8, 1908, Friday

    Page 14, 896 words

    " Andy Carnegie," so the programme said, gave a dinner at the Waldorf last night, at which the invited guests failed to show up. Their places were filled by "Joe Cannon," "Senator Foraker," "Gov. Johnson," "Vice President Fairbanks," "William R. Hearst," "Gov. Hughes," "William Jennings Bryan," "Secretary Taft," and "President [Theodore] Roosevelt," the same being the result of the efforts of "Booker Washington," whom, as the waiter, "Mr. Carnegie" dispatched into the street to obtain guests.


  5. Wystan 115 months ago | reply

    Presumably this photo dates from 1913, as do all the others in this photostream sequence of the Bain/LOC negatives. Andrew Carnegie and William Jennings Bryan had been friends since Bryan's presidential campaign of 1896, when Carnegie supported his candidacy. In 1913, Bryan was the newly-appointed Secretary of State in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet. This photo may document a meeting of the board of directors of Carnegie's pet project of the time, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. If so, many of the less familiar faces there are politicians of high rank, university presidents, etc.

    Definitely NOT "Taft and Wilson".

  6. B-59 61 months ago | reply

    This photo is depicted in The Washington herald., May 13, 1913, Page 4, "DISTINGUISHED PEACE LEADERS VISITING WASHINGTON".

    The persons in the foreground are (besides of Carnegie and Bryan) Philip Stanhope, 1st Baron Weardale and Sir George Houstoun Reid.

  7. Anne (LOC P&P) 61 months ago | reply

    B-59: Thanks for your sleuthing here. We will include the names of the additional persons pictured in the Washington Herald next time we update the description.

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