N.Y. Playground (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

N.Y. Playground

[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, 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.14002

Call Number: LC-B2- 2802-8


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 23/Oct/2009 15:13:58

    Talk about the original soapbox derby Looks like a modern day slingshot dragster

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    tacit geese

    • 23/Oct/2009 15:25:06

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eye Candy Art Post (share 1 comment 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    tacit geese

    • 23/Oct/2009 15:25:11

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mr. Bill's Geriatric Ward, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 23/Oct/2009 16:03:56

    Shoe polish box from the FF Dalley Co.; Frederick Fenner Dalley (d. 1884) was a Canadian businessman who ran a drugstore in Hamilton ONT, before setting up a factory to make shoe polish and other products in the 1850s. The business continued under his name and his sons' stewardship into the 1900s, making ink, baking powder, dye, flavorings, and yes, shoe polish. In 1925, the company was sold to Shineola.

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    Baqir Ali

    • 23/Oct/2009 16:19:41

    Great Shot! Please join us at: I Think this is Art !

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    Rob Ketcherside

    • 23/Oct/2009 17:24:09

    It's worth reading the Wikipedia article on Shinola, apparently penned by a humorist.

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    • 23/Oct/2009 17:39:56

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

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    • 23/Oct/2009 17:44:20

    Very importatnt photo in glass.Thanks and greetings.

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    • 24/Oct/2009 00:56:14

    Priceless vehicle built from scrounged material: finger jointed wooden shipping box, recycled lumber, metal wheels from a junked baby carriage, and rope & screw eye steering. Real American ingenuity!

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 24/Oct/2009 02:00:38

    Absolutely...real Americana!!! Luv it!!!

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 24/Oct/2009 14:58:59

    However, despite Bain's (and LOC's) caption, this appears to be an urban sidewalk, curb (kerb) and gutter -- NOT a playground.

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    • 24/Oct/2009 16:04:36

    This might be the neighborhood playground.

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    • 24/Oct/2009 16:34:10

    Close to noon. Their shadows are small, and right underneath them.

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    V - UK (Thanks for 3,973,961 + views)

    • 24/Oct/2009 21:55:16

    Wonderful Image. I really love the light and the composition. Great job!

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    • 25/Oct/2009 04:42:56

    I made one of these a a kid using the wheels off of my sister's stroller. My parents were very unhappy with me-an understatement. I only made one run because the wheels came off the front and I totaled the cart. I used a peach crate, as I remember.

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    • 25/Oct/2009 14:17:16

    Today lots of parents just go out and buy their kids a plastic, battery-operated vehicle for $500 without a second thought. No creativity, no effort, no individuality.

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    Jim Rees

    • 27/Oct/2009 00:45:18

    With no steering camber, a high center of gravity, and an underage driver on a public thoroughfare, this would have been one exciting ride.

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    • 24/Jun/2010 10:13:43

    Hi u! It's really nice pic! I love it so much!

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    • 30/May/2012 11:25:59