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Christmas at 8 East 55th Street, New York
1895-1896
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 7/16 x 6 1/4in. (11.3 x 15.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 4 7/16 x 6 1/4in. (11.3 x 15.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portrait of ten men, women, and children. One row of five people stands behind a couch and one row of five people is seated on the couch. Wallpaper and wall-mounted mirror are visible in the background.
Subject Notes: Standing, l to r: Edwin, Joel Wolfe, Phebe Ketchum (wife of Edwin), William Van Schoonhoven, Samuel Jr. Seated, l to r: Landon, Margaret, Phebe, Phebe Van Schoonhoven, Samuel and Francis. The children are Edwin and Phebe Ketchum's. From "The Photographs of Harriet V.S. Thorne" exhibition list. Contact print of negative 2011.344.26
Inscription: Verso, upper right, in pencil: "M" Center, in pencil: "Christmas A[illegible]. / at 8 E. 55 / 1 [or '] 89." Center, in pencil: "[written underneath other inscription] 6 x 0 / 3 [illegible]"
Object Number: 2011.344.978
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