Jas. Byrne; Bronson Griscom; Phyllis Byrne (LOC)

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Jas. Byrne; Bronson Griscom; Phyllis Byrne

[1913 Oct.]

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

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows children at an amateur horse exhibition at Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, Long Island, Oct. 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and New York Times, Oct. 5, 1913)
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.10953

Call Number: LC-B2- 2457-3


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 18/Apr/2008 16:53:34

    Phyllis Byrne was the sister of Mrs. Hamilton Fish Armstrong. The NY Times covered her debut and her wedding to Gardner Cox. Bronson Griscom appears to be the son of the U.S. "minister to Persia," who married Elizabeth Duer Bronson in 1901. Unfortunately all society coverage of them in the Times is from the 1930s (when they grew up!) and is behind a paywall.

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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 18/May/2008 18:38:04

    Phyllis Byrne Cox gets a nice mention in Arthur Schlesinger's _A Life in the Twentieth Century_ (Houghton Mifflin 2000), on p. 237: "A couple who entered our lives in these years were Gardner Cox...and his lovely, gamine wife Phyllis Byrne Cox, one of the most enchanting and exasperating of women. Gardner was doing a portrait of my father, and he would bring Phyllis along to relax his subject during sittings. My father adored Phyllis, and so did I. She was a gifted pianist, and she was also an impulsive, outspoken, and ultimately poignant woman. Reared a Catholic, she had turned sharply against the Church and looked on those who remained in it with incredulity and scorn. She had had a fling in London with Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, I learned later... They gave excellent parties and provided Cambridge with a captivating taste of upper-class Bohemianism." Phyllis and Gardner Cox had three children, Benjamin, James, and Poppy; Phyllis was widowed when Gardner died in 1988.

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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 09/Dec/2009 09:39:50

    I started an entry for the club: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piping_Rock_Club

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 08/Sep/2010 04:39:51

    The girl at left foreground, back to camera, is Sheila Byrne. Here's a Bain/LOC photo of her on a horse that day, at Piping Rock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2556388140/

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 08/Sep/2010 04:59:37

    The whipped cream of New York society turned out in October, 1912, for the eleventh annual horse show at the Piping Rock Country Club, in Locust Valley, on the north shore of Long Island. A new clubhouse and stepped observation boxes had just been opened for their pleasure: Story in The New York Times, October 4, 1912: "SOCIETY AMATEURS IN THE SADDLE "Piping Rock Horse Show Attracts Hunting Set to Locust Valley Grounds" query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9D06E1D6113BE6... Another story in The New York Times, October 5, 1912: "SOCIETY AIDS AT PIPING ROCK SHOW "Notable People View Amateur Horse Exhibition Amid Long Island Hills" query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9506E6D7113AE6...

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    • 06/Sep/2011 00:46:36

    I am related by marriage to the children of the Byrnes kids photographed. I am just curious as to why their family is a point of interests for those who posted before? Thanks, V

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    • 06/Sep/2011 04:09:40

    I was on a kick at the time of looking up the people in these pictures to learn more about who they were. The NY Times had at the time just opened up all their old, old papers for searching online, including the society pages, so the stories were findable. But I'm no relation. I think for many of us photos of children from those times are interesting in and of themselves, and because they were the children of prominent families, there's usually information to be had about their later lives.

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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 06/Sep/2011 04:38:20

    What kostia said--I just like looking up the names and seeing what might have happened for them. I don't have any particular connection to this photo, but thanks for coming to claim your kin on Flickr Commons!

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 12/Sep/2011 18:36:45

    Thanks Wystan for the links to the New York Times articles describing the event, and for linking the associated images. I'll try to make sure that all of the related records get updated with the information the next time we update.