In my near-constant search for interesting old news, tidbits, and photos to share here on the blog, I hit the jackpot today. In just one of its many, many photo collections, the Library of Congress has more than 10,000 (yes, there are four zeros there) digitized news-agency photos covering the years 1910 to 1915.

Here, then, is our first look at an image from the LOC’s Bain Collection …

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The whip in this c. 1910 photo is Lord Leconfield, who is also mentioned in this brief article from the April 16, 1911, issue of The New York Times.

“Alfred G. Vanderbilt, who will open his English coaching season next month, is this year to have a rival on the London-to-Brighton road in the person of Lord Leconfield, who will run the original Old Times coach. Except that Mr. Vanderbilt will leave London via Kingston and Lord Leconfield via Wimbledon, both the Venture and the Old Times will follow the same road through Surrey and Sussex.”