Early 1900s Portraits by George Grantham Bain

George Grantham Bain was a famed American news photographer based in New York City.   He first worked for United Press before starting his own photo service, named Bain News Service.  Bain’s original photos are usually small, postcard or snapshot size, and  easily identified by his name or ‘Bain New Service’ rubber stamped on back, often with the date.  As shown in several of the below images, he often wrote on the negatives with the writing appearing on the photos.

dancer Ruth St. Dennis

dancer Ruth St. Dennis

Bantom boxing champion Johnny Coulon

Bantom boxing champion Johnny Coulon

Princess Marie of Romania

Princess Marie of Romania

American baseball star Harry Hooper

American baseball star Harry Hooper

Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Casey Stengel

Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Casey Stengel

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