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Corn Field at "The Crest"
about 1895
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin silver print
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/8 x 9 1/16in. (18.1 x 23cm) Sheet (height x width): 7 1/8 x 9 1/16in. (18.1 x 23cm) Other (height x width): 22 1/16 x 16in. (56 x 40.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: A road leads to a field of cut-down corn stalks. Trees are in the background. In front of the field, men are working with a horse and plow.
Dimensions Note: In the same window mat as 2011.344.964 Medium Note: The iridescence visible in the print in raking light suggests that it is a collodion POP. 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 of print, in pencil: "Copy -- keep Stew"
Object Number: 2011.344.965
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