Averill [i.e. W. Averell] Harriman (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Averill [i.e. W. Averell] Harriman

1913 June 8.

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 politician and businessman William Averell Harriman (1891-1986) when he was head coach of the Yale varsity crew, 1913. (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.13354

Call Number: LC-B2- 2734-3


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    aware health

    • 17/May/2009 15:14:46

    He was a senior at Yale in 1913. Hard as it is to believe, he went on to bigger things than Yale crew: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Averell_Harriman

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 26/May/2009 14:50:50

    Misspelling of "Averell Harriman>" (W. Averell Harriman)

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 26/May/2009 14:53:24

    Date, 6-18-1913, is inscribed in reverse in lower right corner of the negative.

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    Barbara (LOC P&P)

    • 28/May/2009 18:46:53

    Thanks--Harriman's middle name does appear to be misspelled on the negative. We'll adjust the description and add the date when we update the record. (While doing a bit more research, I discovered that Harriman was definitely in the news in the spring of 1913: a Boston Globe article from April 27, 1913 referred to Harriman as Yale's "Millionaire Coach" and goes on to note that he was "the first undergraduate of a big college ever to have been made head coach of the varsity crews without having himself pulled an oar in a varsity boat" - p. 68).