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Family Group on Porch
about 1900
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 7/8 x 6 13/16in. (12.4 x 17.3cm) Plate (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Group portrait on porch at Okeetee Club. There are three men standing in the back row, four women sitting in the middle row, and three boys and one young woman in the front row. They are posed in front of a fabric backdrop, and trees and the porch ceiling are visible in the background.
Subject Note: Okeetee Club, incorporated in 1894 and possibly designed by the New York, N.Y. architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, was founded as a hunting club in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Jonathan Thorne, Jr., Harriet V.S. Thorne's husband, was a co-founder and is listed as having been present during the years of 1895-1897, 1899-1907, 1909 and 1914. It is unclear whether Harriet was in attendance with her husband. From Rollie Thorne McKenna's correspondence with Leland M. Roth, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Oregon and Gay Attaway, 1979.
Inscription: Glass side, bottom right: "85" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.85
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