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Man in Suit and Hat
about 1975
Photography; gelatin silver print
Primary Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 7 5/16in. (24.1 x 18.6cm) Sheet: 9 15/16 x 8in. (25.2 x 20.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portrait of a man with a weathered, lined face. He is standing against a backdrop, and is wearing a suit, tie and hat. His right hand is wrapped around the lapel of his jacket.
Inscription: Verso, left, written in pencil: "Toned reduction print / from an original glass / neg. shot in 1890's by / Mrs. Johnathan [sic] Thorne, of / Millbrook NY-- / Shot was taken in / Georgia at their plantation, / off the coast. / Name of man unknown- / Rollie has the glass neg-" Right, written in blue ink: "TWAIN / R2 #102, 104 / from Rollie McKenna / shot by Mrs. J. Thorne" Right, written in pencil: "Rollie's great, great / aunt- / Mrs. Thorne's work was / the subj. of an exhibition / at Yale in 1980 (?). 81?"
Object Number: 2011.344.1211
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