Cavan football team (LOC)

Bain News Service,, publisher.


Cavan football team


[1914 July 26]


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



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

Photograph shows the Cavan football team which played a match of Gaelic football against the Leitrim team, in Celtic Park, Queens on July 26, 1914, as part of the 15th annual games of Local 20, International Union of Steam & Operating Engines. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and New York Times, July 24, 1914)

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- 3160-3



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  • Pixel Wrangler 4y

    This is likely a photo of the Cavan football team at the time of their Gaelic football match against Leitrim in 1914.

    The New York Times reported the match as part of the Fifteenth Annual Games of Local 20, International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers, held at Celtic Park (Queens) on Sunday, July 26, 1914.

    The next photo in the LOC stream, captioned "Leitrim football (soccer) teams (LOC)" depicts the Leitrim team photographed at the same time. In the background of the Cavan team photo (above) is a Leitrim player in a striped LYM shirt, looking on.
  • Kurt Zoglmann 4y

    How do other people feel about looking at photographs from the distant past when you know everyone has long since passed away? For some reason old sport team pictures really bring a sense of my own mortality to the forefront of my consciousness. Life is precious and only temporary.
  • Retired at last 4y

    Is it certain this is a soccer team and not a Gaelic football ( ) team? There are too many players for it to be soccer.
  • corncrake68 3y

    There are fifteen players in the photo which is the number of players on a Gaelic football team team ???
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