Reynolds (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Reynolds

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

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

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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.28987

Call Number: LC-B2- 4948-1

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    swanq

    • 11/Mar/2017 02:36:04

    Copy at www.greatbigcanvas.com/view/human-fly-john-jammie-reynold... is captioned, "Human Fly' John 'Jammie' Reynolds juggles while balancing atop a roof decoration in New York City. In the distance is the New York Life Building at the Madison Square Park. Ca. 1915-1920." See Reynolds (LOC)

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    swanq

    • 11/Mar/2017 16:01:35

    I think the tower in the right background is probably actually the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Life_Insurance_Company... and that beside and below it at extreme right may be the Flatiron building. See www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/GRP19-metlife2.jpg

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    artolog

    • 13/Mar/2017 21:04:32

    I think you are right, and this is a view southeast from Herald Square. A similar photo ran in the New York Tribune for June 22, 1919: "Reynolds, the original steeple jack, pushes the perils of his pro- fession a point and performs perilous acrobatic stunts on the roof of the Herald Square Building, 22 stories high. Slipping would mean a 400-foot descent into Broadway. C. Curtis." www.loc.gov/resource/sn83030214/1919-06-22/ed-1/?sp=9&... See also comments under Reynolds (LOC)

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    Mary (LOC P&P)

    • 15/Mar/2017 13:08:02

    Thanks for the fuller identification. We'll add this to our records.

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    Pixel Packing Mama ~ 29½ Million Views

    • 08/Nov/2017 02:04:04

    My jaw dropped. Thank-you for posting this incredible photo and the one of him with the two chairs. WOW! FAVED for sure.