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    • Abbott, A.D.

    • A.D. Abbott, Hancock N.H. L.M. Stearns Collection
    • Langley, Manchester NH
    • ca 1900
    • American Chess Congress 1857

    • Players at the first American Chess Congress, 1857. Morphy seated at right playing with Paulsen. The beardless youth near centre of top row is D.W. Fiske.
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    • 1857
    • American Chess Congress 1921

    • 8th American chess congress, Master tournament July 6-20th Atlantic City N.J. Names identified on back of photo.
    • Atlantic Foto Service
    • 1921
    • Andrus, W. S.

    • W. S. Andrus, Portsmouth O. Collection of L. M. Stearns, 1909
    • H.B. Hull, Paragon Art Gallery, Portsmouth, O.
    • before 1909
    • Andrus, W. S.

    • W. S. Andrus, collection of L. M. Stearns 1909
    • Pfeifer Portsmouth, O.
    • before 1909
    • Baird, Edith Elina Helen

    • Edith Elina Helen Baird (1859-1924, Mrs. W. J. Baird) was the author of The twentieth century retractor: chess fantasies, and letter problems; being a selection of three hundred problems. Enriched with Shakespearean quotations.
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    • ca 1890
    • Balaguer, EA 1891

    • E.A. Balaguer was chess editor of the Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier from ca 1885 to 1893. From a collection of original photographs of chess and checkers players, some with scenes of games being played. The collection includes original...
    • Leidloff's sutdio, Charleston S.C.
    • 1891
    • Banks, W. B.

    • Dr. W. B. Banks, Detroit, Mich. Collection of L. M. Stearns 1909
    • C.R. Baker, Detoirt, Mich
    • ca 1900
    • Barrus, Fitsie 1881

    • On back: Fitsie Barrus, the Michigan expert checker player who had rather play than to eat his dinner. Expert cabinet maker, checker boards made from one dollar to as high as forty dollars. Chelsea Mich. Sept 25, 1891 On front(written by John G....
    • E. E. Shaver Chelsea Michigan
    • 1891
    • Barry, John Finan, 1897

    • J. F. Barry, 1897; cable chess match (John Finan Barry)
    • Universal photo parlors, Brooklyn
    • 1897
    • Barton, Benjamin Grennell 1888

    • Benjamin Grennell Barton. Presented to me about the month of May, 1888 by Mr. Barton (Mr. Barton, together with Messrs. Barnett and Ernst, form the most noted trio of living New Orleans problem-composers. Mr. Barton's problem career, however, dates...
    • Souby art gallery New Orleans
    • 1888
    • Blackburne, Joseph Henry  1896

    • J. H. Blackburne, 1896. Joseph Blackburne was the leading English chess player of his era.
    • Fritz Schumanns Nurnberg
    • 1896
    • Blackburne, Joseph Henry 1905

    • J.H. Blackburne, London Aug. 1905. Joseph Blackburne was the leading English chess player or his era.
    • Theo F. Gidden, London
    • 1905
    • Bolus, Andrew 1911

    • A. Bolus, 36 Leslie Road, Reservoir Road, Edgbarton, England Dec. 1911 (Andrew Bolus)
    • Bernard's studios, Birmingham
    • 1911
    • Bonnefin, Madame (1897)

    • Madame Marie Bonnefin of Bellgium participated in the first Women’s International Chess Congress in 1897.
    • W. L. Bradshaw & Sons
    • 1897
    • Bradt, Percy M.

    • Percy M. Bradt, Omro, Wis. He was coauthor of a checkers book, Denvir & Bradt's Second double corner.
    • Luck, Oshkosh Wis.
    • ca 1895
    • British Chess Federation Tourney Turnbridge Wells 1905

    • The figure standing is Mr. L.P. Rees, Secretary of BCF. He is overlooking the players in the championship class. The players on extreme right of card are Revd Palmer (with pipe) and PJ Blake. Sitting Palmer is Mackenzie.
    • Lankester
    • 1905
    • Brown, Theodore Morris, 1860

    • Mr. Theo M. Brown. (Theodore Morris Brown President of the Newark Chess Club. Taken about 1860. H.B.H. Hand letter on the side of the chess board is the text White mates in three. Author of Book of chess problems,1874.
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    • 1860
    • Brownson, Orestes Augustus, Jr.

    • Orestes Augustus Brownson, Jr., ca 1880. From a collection of original photographs of chess and checkers players, some with scenes of games being played. The collection includes original photographs, photographs of book and periodical...
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    • Brownson, Orestes Augustus, Jr. 1892

    • From a collection of original photographs of chess and checkers players, some with scenes of games being played. The collection includes original photographs, photographs of book and periodical illustrations, other images, generally from the period...
    • Morhisen, Duguque Iowa
    • 1892
    • Bull, Cecil Alfred Lucas, 1913

    • This photo of Cecil Alfred Lucas Bull, taken in Durban, South Africa, is dated September 15, 1913. From a collection of original photographs of chess and checkers players, some with scenes of games being played. The collection includes original...
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    • 1913
    • Cambell, John M. 1909

    • Notation on front: John M. Campbell of Webster, Pa. 1909. Collection of Lyman M. Stearns. From a collection of original photographs of chess and checkers players, some with scenes of games being played. The collection includes original photographs,...
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    • 1909
    • Campbell,  W.  1893

    • W. Cambell of Glasgow, March 1893
    • F. Downey & Sons, South Shields
    • 1893
    • Capablanca, Jose Raul, 1922, in simultaneous exhibition

    • Jose R. Capablanca, world's chess champion, playing forty opponents at the Manhattan Chess Club, in a simultaneous exhibition. He is shown here in front of David Warburgh, 14 year old player, of Stuyvesant High Club, N.Y.C.
    • Fotograms, N.Y.
    • 1922
    • Charlick, Henry 1899

    • Australian chess champion, creator of the Charlick gambit. Author of Jubilee of the Adelaide chess club (1864-1914), and editor of The Adelaide jubilee intercolonial chess congress, 1887. Inscription on front: Henry Charlick - South Australia....
    • T. Duryea, Adelaide
    • 1899
    • Chess Column of the Birmingham Weekly Mercury

    • Clippings from Birmingham Weekly Mercury mounted in 3 pre-bound books, edited by Robert John Buckley. The John G. White collection includes many scrapbooks of chess columns clipped from newspapers. Some were created by Mr. White, and some were...
    • Buckley, Robert John
    • 1889-1901
    • Chess Column of the Figaro 1872-1883

    • Columns edited by J. Lowenthal and W. Steinitz. The John G. White collection includes many scrapbooks of chess columns clipped from newspapers. Some were created by Mr. White, and some were purchased from other collectors. Most of the scrapbooks...
    • Steinitz, William
    • 1872-1883
    • Chess column of the Mirror of American sports, 1884-1886

    • Clippings of the Mirror of American Sports (published in Milwaukee), mounted in pre-bound book. The John G. White collection includes many scrapbooks of chess columns clipped from newspapers. Some were created by Mr. White, and some were purchased...
    • Peterson, K. D.
    • 1884-1886
    • Chess column of the Sunday Herald  (Baltimore 1886-1887)

    • Problems 1-25, not numbered. Published Baltimore, Md. The John G. White collection includes many scrapbooks of chess columns clipped from newspapers. Some were created by Mr. White, and some were purchased from other collectors. Most of the...
    • Sellman, Alexander G.
    • November 7, 1886 - April 24,1887
    • Claudel,  Edward 1897

    • Edward Claudel of New Orleans. This triplicate photograph was taken, printed and mounted by Mr. Claudel himself, and was given to me by him in May, 1897
    • Cluadel, Edward
    • 1897
    • Davis, Henry Hosey  1910

    • Henry Hosey Davis, a British chess player, seated in an ornately carved chair.
    • H. M. Veale & Co.
    • 1910
    •  Dawson, J.W. ca 1890

    • J. W. Dawson, a British chess player who lived at Newcastle-on-Tyne.
    • J. Downey & Sons
    • ca 1890
    • Dawson, J.W., ca 1914

    • J. W. Dawson, a British chess player who lived at Newcastle-on-Tyne.
    • Weekly Chronicle
    • ca 1914
    • Delaire, Henri

    • Henri Delaire was a French chess player and author of chess manuals. Written in ink on verso: a Monsieur Alain C. White, souveneir cordial, H. Delai, 29 Mai 1908. Scene of Delai playing a game with an unknown player and viewer.
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    • [1908?]
    • Diletteuole e giudizioso giuoco de scacchi

    • Illuminated 18th century Italian chess manuscript, The Delightful and Judicious Game of Chess. The text is accompanied by 49 hand-painted illuminations depicting the chessboard with capped busts of chessmen and pictures of chess pieces illustrating...
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    • 1724, 1727, 1735
    • Englisch, Berthold

    • Berthold Englisch was an Austrian chess master and international tournament competitor. Notation on back: Englisch
    • Dore, Westminster
    • ca 1890
    • Ernst, G 1914

    • From a collection of original photographs of chess and checkers players, some with scenes of games being played. The collection includes original photographs, photographs of book and periodical illustrations, other images, generally from the period...
    • Atelier Elvira, Augsburg
    • 1914

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