Haldane's arrival, West Point (LOC)

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Haldane's arrival, West Point

[1913 August 30]

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

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Photo shows Richard Burdon Sanderson Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane (1856-1928) in back seat of car with General Clarence Page Townsley, Commander of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, during Haldane's visit to West Point, New York State, August 30, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, August 31, 1913)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

West Point

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.14047

Call Number: LC-B2- 2807-11


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 30/Oct/2009 14:57:12

    Viscount Haldane , Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, visiting the United States; at West Point on 30 August 1913. The automobile looks to me to be a Franklin.

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    • 30/Oct/2009 15:15:09

    I agree, Infrogmation, it has to be a Franklin. Very distinctive circular radiator with mud guards underneath. Probably 1909-1910. In 1911, Franklin changed to a "coal scuttle" hood, hinged at the front.

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 01/Nov/2009 01:35:21

    Viscount Haldane is in the back seat, beside West Point's commanding General, C. P. Townsley.

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    • 01/Nov/2009 02:29:33

    The safety crossing gate is a two-post crank gate, with one power/crank post, one dead post, two bifurcated wooden arms and a watchman's shanty. The gates are connected underground for simultaneous operation.

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    Mark Vogel

    • 01/Nov/2009 21:46:29

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Railroad Crossings of the World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    Jim Rees

    • 04/Nov/2009 01:56:21

    The gates are mechanically coupled together? Wild! Is the man next to the gate cranking it or just leaning on it? I also like how they have not one but two spare tires.

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    • 04/Nov/2009 02:33:10

    It looks to me like he might be cranking a handle with his right hand, steadying himself with his left. The spare tires on the running board of the Franklin are just tire casings. Extra inner tubes would have been stored elsewhere, covered with talcum powder and folded up in a cloth bag.