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Tropical Bed on North Entrance Drive, "The Crest"
1894
Photography; collodion printing-out paper on cardboard mount
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (18.1 x 23.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 7 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (18.1 x 23.2cm) Mount (height x width): 8 x 10in. (20.3 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Tropical plants grow in a garden, with grass in the foreground and trees in the background.
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: The print shows pink and green iridescence when viewed in raking light, which suggests that it is a collodion POP.
Inscription: On recto, lower center, in black ink: "Tropical bed on North Entrance drive "The Crest" / Sept 1894"; , in pencil: "1894" On verso, upper right, in pencil: "T"
Object Number: 2011.344.991
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