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|George Grantham Bain|
January 7, 1865|
|Died||April 20, 1944
New York City, New York
|Known for||Father of foreign photographic news|
He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1865 to George Bain and Clara Mather. His family moved from Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Saint Louis University as an undergraduate where he studied chemistry. He then attained a law degree from the same institution.
Most of his photographs date from the 1900s to about 1930 but some images date from the 1860s and some are from the 1930s. His 40,000 glass negatives are with the Library of Congress in the Prints and Photographs Division. Most are scanned and are available online. There are no known restrictions on the photographs in the George Grantham Bain Collection. Some of his most important images were marked with a copyright notice to prevent unauthorized distribution.
Albertina Rasch, gypsy dance, 1915
Argentine Rivadavia-class battleship, 1912
Four men with wreckage of Blériot's plane at Reims, 1909
The Brox Sisters, posed with toy car. Left to right: Loryane, Bobbe, Patricia.
Pair of 12 inch guns on HMS Dreadnought, between 1907-1922
Nestorian (Assyrian) Christian family making butter in Mawana, Persia, date unknown
American actress Blanche Bates, dressed for a role in "The Fighting Hope," date not recorded
Race car driver Bob Burman, 1911
Actress Lillian Gish, 1911
Actress Mildred Davis, 1921
Actress Pauline Frederick, date unknown
Princess Marie of Romania, as a child, when she was Princess of Romania
Actress Ruth St. Denis, date unknown
Actress Viola Dana, date unknown
Making of a death mask, 1908
Lucio Blanco and staff, circa 1913
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George Grantham Bain, pioneer newspaper photographer of this city, whose friends called him "the father of foreign photographic news," died yesterday in ...
ca. 40,000 negatives: glass; 4 × 5 in. and 5 × 7 in. about 710 negatives: glass; 8 × 10 in. 64 negatives: nitrate film; 2 1/1 × 3½ in. and 4 × 6 in.