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"Thorndale" by Chester
about 1900
Photography; albumen printing-out paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 5 3/4 x 7 7/8in. (14.6 x 20cm) Sheet (height x width): 5 3/4 x 7 7/8in. (14.6 x 20cm) Mount (height x width): 6 1/2 x 8 1/2in. (16.5 x 21.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Trees overhanging the driveway leading to the house on the Thorndale estate. There are people visible on the porch of the house.
Title Note: The "Chester" referred to in the title and inscription on the print is probably Chester Thorne (1863-1927). He was a business leader who helped develop the Port of Tacoma. The son of Edwin Thorne, he was Jonathan and Samuel Thorne's nephew. There is no evidence that he was a photographer. "Chester Thorne," Thornewood Castle, http://www.thornewoodcastle.com/chester-thorne.htm
Inscription: Recto of print, lower left, in black ink: ""Thorndale" by Chester ["Chester" is underlined]"
Object Number: 2011.344.1025
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