William Claude Dukenfield (W.C. Fields) (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946)
Title: W.C. Fields -- Philip Goodman. Creator(s): Bain News Service, publisher. Date Created / Published: [no date recorded on caption card] Medium: 1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ggbain-36682 (digital file from original negative)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.There are no known restrictions on the photographs in the George Grantham Bain Collection. Publication and other forms of distribution: No known restrictions.
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-B2-1234]
Call Number: LC-B2- 6125-15. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
Notes: 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. Collections: Bain Collection.
The George Grantham Bain Collection represents the photographic files of one of America's earliest news picture agencies. The collection richly documents sports events, theater, celebrities, crime, strikes, disasters, political activities including the woman suffrage campaign, conventions and public celebrations. The photographs Bain produced and gathered for distribution through his news service were worldwide in their coverage, but there was a special emphasis on life in New York City.
The bulk of the collection dates from the 1900s to the mid-1920s, but scattered images can be found as early as the 1860s and as late as the 1930s. Available online are 39,744 glass negatives and a selection of about 1,600 photographic prints for which copy negatives exist. This represents all of the glass plate negatives the Library holds and a small proportion of the 50,000 photographic prints in the collection. The Library purchased the collection in 1948 from D.J. Culver.