Brilon (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1900

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Bain News Service,, publisher.


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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. For more information, see George Grantham Bain Collection - Rights and Restrictions Information

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

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Call Number: LC-B2- 6277-5


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

    • 21/Oct/2022 22:51:29

    Maybe it says "Byron". I at first thought it might be the “Lady Blunt” Stradivarius that was owned by the Byron family. Unfortunately since the LOC stopped posting this series of Bain images regularly, most of the experts on various topics have dropped out of contributing their time.

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    • 23/Oct/2022 14:57:35

    I've been looking at the high-res version at LoC and the other two pictures of the same woman. I'm wondering if the fourth letter transcribed as "l" is a "t" and I'm not sure that the third letter is "i". The other photos do not include the violin, which makes me think that she is not a professional violinist. In she is looking at a book that has cartoon-style graphic images. GraphicBook_ggbain-37651 Could the pictures be intended for the society pages?

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 28/Oct/2022 12:24:04

    There is a Brilon family in the United States Mary Brilon (1894-?) of Iowa But she has no connection to New York City in 1924.

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 28/Oct/2022 13:39:58

    [[email protected]], going off your suggestion I tried some variations on the spelling. I now think this is Ruth Breton, a well known violinist at the time. I found a few other photos of her and it appears to be the same woman. Bain had another photo of her though it's taken from the side so hard to compare,

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    • 28/Oct/2022 15:16:05

    [] : That looks a good match to me. See comments on the Flickr copy of the LoC picture you linked at: Ruth Jones (Mrs. R.G. Knott) (LOC)

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    • 28/Oct/2022 15:23:02

    NYT of Oct 24, 1924 reports her debut the previous afternoon.

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    • 02/Nov/2022 14:32:20 thanks for figuring out who this is. We'll be sure to correct the spelling of her name in the catalog record. Seriously, nice work.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 12/Nov/2022 10:27:22

    Ruth Breton (1900-1993)' I created the entry in 2020 for the previous image.