Do you have a photo of an ancestral athlete? Send it to me and I’ll share it in this space. Got a story to go with it? I’d love to hear it.
I looked through my archive of recent submissions to this column, but couldn’t find a mystery family photo that fit the theme of sports. Instead, I’ve pulled one from the Library of Congress.
George Grantham Bain took this photo, captioned, “Champion Australian girl swimming team,” April 8, 1919. Bain was a news photographer who primarily worked in New York City. Haven’t found the associated news story to go with it yet, but I’m still looking.