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"Crest," South Road
about 1900
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper on cardboard mount
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 10 1/16 x 13 1/8in. (25.6 x 33.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/16 x 13 1/8in. (25.6 x 33.3cm) Mount (height x width): 15 15/16 x 20 1/16in. (40.5 x 51cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: The lily pond fills up most of the frame. The plants and trees that surrounded it, as well as two buildings, are also depicted.
Subject Note: "The Crest" was the Thorne family's name for their house, Thorncrest, in Millbrook, NY. Designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter for George Hunter Brown, it was built in 1867 and called Millbrook House. The grounds were landscaped by Olmsted & Vaux. The lily pond was on the south road. The house was razed in 1950. --From a 1979 letter to Rollie McKenna from NYU Assistant Professor of Fne Arts Sarah Landau
Inscription: Recto of mount, bottom center in black ink: ""Crest", South Road"
Object Number: 2011.344.972
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