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Flowering Hydrangea Bush
about 1905
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 5 x 6 3/4in. (12.7 x 17.1cm) Plate (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: A large, flowering hydrangea bush grows on a lawn. Trees and other plants are in the background.
Other negatives of the same hydrangea bush are identified as being taken at "The Crest." "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: Glass side, bottom right: "97" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.97
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