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Group of Children at Burton School
about 1905
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 11/16 x 7in. (11.9 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: Group of seventeen children and youths standing in front of and in doorway of log cabin (Burton School House).
Subject Notes: The school house identified as Burton School, and the girl in the doorway was known as "Topsy Doe," from catalogue compiled by Rollie McKenna. 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: 2011.344.6
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