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Monday, January 19, 2009

Photograph of Members of the New York Athletic Club Shooting Traps on Travers Island in 1911

For many years, members of the New York Athletic Club were able to shoot traps on Travers Island in the Village of Pelham Manor. Collections of the Library of Congress include an interesting photograph indicating that it shows men on Travers Island shooting traps. The image appears below, followed by a link to the Web page on the Library of Congress Web site that provides bibliographic data regarding the photograph.

An inscription on the photograph indicates that it was taken on March 22, 1911 and was printed from a glass negative. The bibliographic data indicates that the photograph is from the George Grantham Bain Collection in the Library of Congress and was created by the Bain News Service. Click here to view the bibliographic data regarding the photograph.

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