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Richard and Margaret Tjader
1899
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper on cardboard mount
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 10 1/8 x 13 1/8in. (25.7 x 33.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/8 x 13 1/8in. (25.7 x 33.3cm) Mount (height x width): 16 x 20in. (40.6 x 50.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Full-length, frontal portrait of a man and woman, probably a bride and groom, taken on their wedding day. The couple stands arm-in-arm on a porch, the furnishings of which are visible in the background. She is wearing a white dress and holding a large bouquet, while he is wearing a suit and bow-tie.
Subject Note: Margaret Thorne Tjader is wearing the same wedding dress in this photograph as the one in glass plate negative 2011.344.19. The couple are Margaret Thorne Tjader and C. Richard Tjader. Margaret Thorne Tjader was the daughter of Samuel Thorne and Phebe Van Schoonhoven Thorne, which made her Harriet V.S. Thorne's niece. She married C. Richard Tjader on September 19, 1899, at Thornecrest, Samuel and Phebe's summer home. --From Millbrook Round Table, "Fifty-Two Years Ago This Week" by Louise Tompkins, Thursday, September 20, 1951. "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. It was razed in 1950. --From a 1979 letter to Rollie McKenna from NYU Assistant Professor of Fne Arts Sarah Landau
Inscription: Recto, center bottom in black ink: "Richard and Margaret Tjader"
Object Number: 2011.344.970
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