A.E. Smith (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1920

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

A.E. Smith

1920 May 18. (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944), possibly on the steps of the New York State Capitol in Albany. Smith was a Democratic politician, Speaker of the New York State Assembly and Governor of New York from 1919 to 1920. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
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.13830

Call Number: LC-B2- 2788-11


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 19/Sep/2009 03:26:55

    Could this be en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Smith ? One picture on the Wikipedia page has a similar hat and possibly the same neck and features. If so, he was a democratic politician in state government in New York during this period and became Governor in 1919. www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1495.html has a picture that looks even more like this one. That makes him Alfred Emmanuel Smith

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    • 19/Sep/2009 07:05:28

    Alfred E. Smith, later the Governor of New York. He looks very young here, compared to his familiar image as the insouciant but unsuccessful Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in 1928.

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    Anne (LOC P&P)

    • 22/Sep/2009 15:50:54

    swanq and Wystan: Looks like the same guy to me! We'll add his full name to the description next time we update.

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    • 23/Sep/2009 13:22:11

    At the time of this photo (1913), Al Smith had just begun a term as Speaker of the New York State Assembly. @swanq: there is only one "m" in Emanuel . . . . LOC -- it looks like Smith was photographed on the steps of the New York Capitol, in Albany.