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Grounds of "The Crest"
about 1900
Photography; gelatin silver print
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 9 1/8 x 10 1/2in. (23.2 x 26.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 1/8 x 10 1/2in. (23.2 x 26.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Landscape of Samuel and Phebe Thorne's summer home, "Thornecrest," with stone walls, plants and trees, a road, a greenhouse in the background, and other buildings.
Subject Note: "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: Verso, top, in pencil: "Black Rock? / Stew / 1 Lent + copy / + keep"
Object Number: 2011.344.993
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