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Four Children at Okeetee Club
about 1900
Photography; gelatin emulsion on film
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 5/8 x 6 1/2in. (11.7 x 16.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Four children, three boys and a girl, sit on the steps of a house. There is a dog, a King Charles spaniel, on the steps next to the child on the left. Two of the boys are holding books.
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. Jonathan Thorne, Jr., Harriet V.S. Thorne's husband, was a co-founder and is listed as having beenpresent 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 Date note: While the date provided by Rollie McKenna for a similar image is circa 1910, it may be closer to 1912 if the film is cellulose nitrate (which it probably is). According to the Image Permanence Institute, Kodak did not start manufacturing 5x7"nitrate sheet film until 1912. From "Photographic Negatives: Nature and Evolution of Processes"
Inscription: Recto: "12" in black ink on left edge
Object Number: 2011.344.164
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