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Samuel Thorne In Front of Tree with Pony
about 1900
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 7/8 x 4 11/16in. (17.5 x 11.9cm) Plate (height x width): 7 x 5in. (17.8 x 12.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Samuel Thorne, wearing a suit and hat, is standing in front of a large tree, only the trunk of which is visible. There is a small horse/pony standing in front of him with its head turned.
Subject Note: Samuel Thorne was Jonathan Thorne, Jr.'s brother. Okeetee Club, incorporated in 1894 and possibly designed by the New York, N.Y. architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, was founded as a hunting club in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Jonathan Thorne, Jr., Harriet V.S. Thorne's husband, was a co-founder and is listed as having been present during the years of 1895-1897, 1899-1907, 1909 and 1914. It is unclear whether Harriet was in attendance with her husband. From Rollie Thorne McKenna's correspondence with Leland M. Roth, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Oregon and Gay Attaway, 1979.
Inscription: Glass side, bottom right: "40" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.38
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