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The Crest
1889
Photography; gelatin silver print; albumen print
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 1/16 x 7 7/8in. (15.4 x 20cm) Sheet (height x width): 6 1/16 x 7 7/8in. (15.4 x 20cm) Mount (height x width): 7 15/16 x 9 15/16in. (20.2 x 25.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: View of "The Crest," Samuel and Phebe Thorne's summer home in Millbrook, NY, from the lawn. There are two people on the front porch.
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 Medium Note: Judging from the overall brownish tone of the print, the thinness of the paper support and the sheen, it is probably an albumen print. However, this cannot be confirmed without the use of a microscope.
Inscription: Verso, top, in pencil: "H.V.S.T. 1889" Top, black ink: "The Crest" Top, pencil: "Stew / copy - keep"
Object Number: 2011.344.990
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