A century old look at the wide world of sports is provided, with this 1913-1914 Bain New Service 11x14 photo lot of (26). Capturing a wide variety of athletic endeavors, this collection is comprised of (25) four-in-one sheets and (1) two-in-one sheet, for a total of (102) different images. Each photo sheet is accompanied by an original period copyright credit blurb, with identifying captions for the various scenes. While the majority of the images are sports related, non-sport subjects are also depicted.
1.) Palace Roller Skating Rink at Detroit/"King" Lear, Cincinnati Reds pitcher/Monument to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Prof. Hermann Hahn/Monument to the Mothers of the Confederacy
2.) Prince Adalbert/U.S. Battleship Idaho/Famous Old Trotter Owned by Nathan Straus/Captains of the Yale and Princeton Baseball Teams
3.) All (4) images are identified as "Scenes at the International Tennis Matches for the Davis Cup", including Americans McLoughlin and Bundy
4.) All (4) images are of bicycle racers without copyright identification sheet: Reggie McNamara/Jimmy Moran/Iver Lawson/Oscar Egg
5.) English Army Kitchen in Active service in France/boxers Harry Stone and Patsy Kline/Christabel Pankhurst, Prominent English Suffragette/British Ship Edgar
6.) Boxer "Young Mike" Donovan and Father/bicycle racer Lloyd Thomas/jockey "Tommy" McTaggart/aviator "Loop the Loop" King
7.) Golfer Fred Herreshoff and wife/boxer Al McCoy and trainer Charlie Goldman/Harvard Varsity Crew/actress Laurette Taylor and husband G. Hartley Manners
8.) A.B.C. Arbitrators and American Peace Delegates at Niagara Falls, Canada/boxer Bill Murray/fisherman Dr. Held/The Four Beautiful Daughters of Senor Rabasa
9.) Mother Jones/boxers Louisiana and Young Fulton/City of Macon ship/prize winning bulldog "Cintra John"
10.) Boxer Bill Murray/Yacht Resolute/Funeral of Gen. Dan Sickles/Legislature of Colorado
11.) All (4) images are identified as "British Polo Team and Three of the American Players"
12.) All (4) images are identified as "Scenes at First International Polo Match Played at Meadowbrook, Long Island, June 13th, which was Won by the British Team"
13.) Racehorse Tracery, identified as "August Belmont's Unsurpassed Winner"/Lord Ashby St. Ledgers of the British Polo Team/opera singer Mary Garden/Curtis Flying Boat (seaplane)
14.) Aviator Lieut. Porte/Class Day at Yale University polo scene/Lieut. Porte's Transatlantic Flyer plane/Class Day at Yale Commencement Exercises with costumed student parade
15.) Racing yacht Resolute/Seth Low and President Butler at 160th Commencement Exercises at Columbia University/racing yacht Vanitie/Walter Damrosch at Columbia Commencement
16.) All (4) images are identified as "Mermaids who will Compete in Meets Under A.A.U. at the Sportsman's Show in Madison Square Garden, New York City" with divers Edna Cole ((2)) images and Josephine Bartlett ((2)) images
17.) University of Pennsylvania rowing crew coach Vivian Nickalls/Varsity Crew of University of Pennsylvania/Latest Styles from Paris (women modeling clothes)/Arrival of Cardinal Begin of Quebec at New York
18.) Explorer Jacques Suzanne/rowing sculler Henry Heller/Jacques Suzanne and His dogs/Hermosillo, Mexico
19.) All (4) images are identified as "Scenes at the Police Carnival in New York City and at the Intercollegiate Boat Races"
20.) All (4) images are identified as "International Canoe Races": Elimination Trials as New York, July 10/J.A. Newman/Ralph Britton/Leo Friede
21.) All (4) images are identified as "Types of Motor Driven Ice Automobiles" with "the Go-Devil can Travel 140 Miles an Hour"
22.) All (4) images are identified as "Curling Tournament at Van Cortland Park, New York City"
23.) (3) Images of are ice skaters Fred Woggon and Arthur Hoctor at Rochester, N.Y.; and (1) image is Falmouth, England, which is identified as "Getting Ready for an Attack by the German Fleet"
24.) Opera singer Mme. Lillian Nordica/wrestlers Pat Rooney and Emil Klank/Third Officer Hugh Wallace of the steamship Seminole/Judge Benjamin B. Lindsay
25.) Miss Belle Bain mounted on Gaylight, won the Ladies Qualified Hunters Contest at Mineola Horse Show Recently/Refugees Leaving Belgium Village to Seek Safety in England/Cathedral and City Hall, Louvain Destroyed by Germans/Miss Helen Hitchcock, amateur horsewoman
26.) Andre Grapperon, king of European Motorcyclists/Mears Ends Record Trip, Arrives in New York, Completing Journey Around World in 35 Days, 21 Hours and 35 Minutes