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The Crest
about 1900
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper Photography; platinum print
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 x 8 1/8in. (15.2 x 20.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 6 x 8 1/8in. (15.2 x 20.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portion of estate with many windows and chimney, from outdoors. There are two large trees on the left and a set of steps leading down to an expanse of grass.
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. It was razed in 1950. --From a 1979 letter to Rollie McKenna from NYU Assistant Professor of Fne Arts Sarah Landau
Inscription: Verso, top right, in pencil: "The Crest" Top right, in pencil: "Stew / Copy + keep" Center, in pencil: "x"
Object Number: 2011.344.985
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