John Henry Mears (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

John Henry Mears

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

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,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2803-13


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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 30/Oct/2009 17:42:56

    On July 2, 1913, John Henry Mears left New York City on the Mauritania, then took a combination of steamers, yachts, and trains (and a Hydroplane!) to circle the globe before returning to New York on August 6, 1913--"the fastest man to travel Round-the-World." His record remained for thirteen years. He was also a theatrical producer and lyricist. There's a while chapter about him in Carrol V. Glines, Round-the-World Flights (Brassey's Inc 2003). He wrote about his adventure in Racing the Moon (1928).

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 31/Oct/2009 03:12:02

    I started a Wikipedia entry for him:

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    • 31/Oct/2009 05:37:23

    Here's some more information on the insatiable global traveller: henry mears&pg=PA21#v=onepage&q=john henry mears&f=false