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Alice Lounsberry Near Okeetee Club
about 1900
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 5/8 x 7in. (11.7 x 17.8cm) Plate (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: A woman, Alice Lounsberry, is standing amid the fronds of a palm tree.
Subject note: Alice Lounsberry was a family friend of the Thornes and frequently visited "Schoonhoven," their house in Black Rock, Connecticut. 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.
Object Number: 2011.344.76
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