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'Members of the Irish-American Athletic Club - Prize Winners in the Olympic Games, 1908'

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'Members of the Irish-American Athletic Club - Prize Winners in the Olympic Games, 1908', by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone, 29 July 1908 - NPG x33501 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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'Members of the Irish-American Athletic Club - Prize Winners in the Olympic Games, 1908'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 July 1908
6 1/8 in. x 8 in. (154 mm x 203 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x33501

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  • Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.

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Interested in pictorial record, Sir Benjamin Stone deliberately documented the significant visits made to parliament in the course of his political career. This vibrant group photograph of the smartly dressed athletes captures key delegates from the Irish American Athletic Club, based in New York, who were a dominant force in America's Olympic team. It also includes Lewis Tewanima, the talented long distance runner and member of the Hopi people from Arizona, who sits in the front row on the far left. He went on to achieve greater glory in the next Olympic games held in Stockholm in 1912.

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  • Rolley, Katrina; Aish, Caroline, Fashion in Photographs 1900-1920, 1992, p. 43

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