English football team (LOC)

Bain News Service,, publisher.


English football team


[ca. 1912] (date created or later published by Bain)


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



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

Identified as Great Britain's Olympic soccer team of 1912 (J. Maxwell, 2005.)

Photo shows the English football (soccer) team at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and similar photograph in "Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics," Wikipedia)

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.13919


Call Number: LC-B2- 2795-8A



  • Mando Maniac 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ANYTHING GOES ENGLAND,VINTAGE PHOTOS,POSTCARDS,EPHEMERAetc..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Mark Sheffield 6y

    This England team (officially representing GB but all except one of the squad were English, and as can be seen from the photo they wore England jerseys) won the gold medal, beating Denmark in a repeat of the 1908 final. More info at Wikipedia.

    Interesting to see that they didn't all wear matching shorts and socks. Presumably only the jerseys were supplied to them officially.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. ( ?² )
  • Wystan 6y

    Bain's caption actually reads: "ENGLISH FOOTBALL TEAM." LOC appears to be attempting a TransAtlantic translation.
  • Anne (LOC P&P) 6y

    Wystan: Thanks for noticing the correct caption on the negative. The source of captions for these are actually Bain's catalog cards, so perhaps the card reads "soccer." We'll change the title to the more accurate version "football" next time we update.
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