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Gardener with Hydrangea Bush at "The Crest"
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 7/8in. (12.7 x 17.5cm) Plate (height x width): 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Man in suit and hat standing on lawn near flowering hydrangea bush. The image was taken outside. Trees are visible in the background.
Subject Note: Index card attached to copy print identified the location of this image as "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, top left, on label: "18 1A&14514" in black ink
Object Number: 2011.344.71
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