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At the Writing Table, "The Crest"
Photography; gelatin emulsion on glass
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 5/8 x 7in. (11.7 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: An old man with beard and eyeglassesis sitting at a writing desk, which is visible in the background.
Subject note: This is probably Samuel Thorne, Jonathan Thorne, Jr.'s brother. "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: "94" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.94
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