Mrs. M.W. Barton French (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Mrs. M.W. Barton French

[between ca. 1910 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- 3708-2


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    Melinda Stuart

    • 23/Aug/2013 15:47:08

    It's amazing how quickly many search engines "selling something" pick up a public domain image like this one and offer it for sale as a "print". Amazon and the several others are instantly listing this on Google. Important person during WWI ?? -- Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

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    • 23/Aug/2013 18:02:59

    A Mrs. Barton French was part of the women's committee of the American Ambulance Association, and served as a nurse in Paris during the war: Mary Walker Barton French (whose initials match the caption) (1866-1964) was born Mary Walker Fearn, married Seth Barton French first (one son, William), then married a Russian Prince, Sergei Wolkonsky. She was widowed in 1937 and died at age 97 in 1964; she's buried in Richmond VA: Her second husband's wikipedia entry: Her father's wikipedia entry:

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    • 24/Aug/2013 01:04:45

    [] Actually, they've been doing this since at least when these pictures went online at LOC's site, years before they were put up here. Too bad the buyers don't know LOC has very hi-res images of these for free.

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    Melinda Stuart

    • 24/Aug/2013 21:41:23

    [] Thanks for the info. I"m not surprised, actually. I know it goes on, generally, for anything on the web that can be sold for wall decoration. Right, too bad they don't know they can go to the source, get a better image, and support their national library--all at once.

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    • 25/Aug/2013 18:19:03

    Arrived in Hoboken, NJ on the Holland-America liner Rotterdam from England on 12/23/15. see note under Mrs. John Astor  (LOC)

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 28/Aug/2013 22:00:28

    Thanks so much pennylricharsca and artolog for your great research. We'll add some of the information to the record the next time we update.