Joan Crawford (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Joan Crawford

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

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- 4233-16


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 27/Jun/2015 15:33:11

    "Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine." The date on the negative is 4/29/27 (reversed).

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    • 30/Jun/2015 06:33:41

    Written at the side of the negative is a description of her outfit, something about brown crepe and panne velvet with orange and yellow embroidery.

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    • 30/Jun/2015 07:00:50

    There are some other Bain photos, posted on Flickr before this, which are also from 1927 and include detailed descriptions of the fashions depicted written down the side. They seem to have been added at the end of much older number series. In this case, it was actually a duplicate number with an older photo. Here's Norma Shearer: Norma Shearer [in short dress]  (LOC)

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    • 30/Jun/2015 07:04:11

    And Ruth Tester Ruth Tester (LOC)

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    • 30/Jun/2015 14:58:07

    Dorothy Dilley Dorothy Dilley (LOC)

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    Arden (LOC P&P)

    • 01/Jul/2015 13:35:23

    Thanks B-59 and Art Siegel for filling in the details. We will update the description for Joan Crawford and add the information about the clothing to the other records.