"Pussyfoot" Johnson (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

"Pussyfoot" Johnson

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

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, 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.30320

Call Number: LC-B2- 5173-1


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 15/Sep/2017 18:21:56

    William Eugene "Pussyfoot" Johnson (25 March 1862 – 2 February 1945) was an American Prohibition advocate and law enforcement officer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Johnson

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    Adam (LOC P&P)

    • 21/Sep/2017 21:42:25

    Thanks for identifying Johnson’s full name, Richard. We’ll add it to the catalog record!

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    L. M. Bernhardt

    • 23/Oct/2017 00:29:20

    This photo was probably taken after Johnson lost his right eye in a hazing accident in London; this is why he seems half wide-eyed in the image. For the full story, check out both the introduction and Ch. 10 of F.A. McKenzie's 1920 biography of Johnson -- the whole text available through Google Books here: books.google.com/books?id=HaEEAAAAYAAJ&ots=CrRa8-Zy3h...

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    Arden (LOC P&P)

    • 27/Oct/2017 13:43:55

    Thanks Laura for the details about how Johnson lost his eye. We will add more to the description.