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Group of People In Front of Palm Trees
about 1912
Photography; gelatin emulsion on film
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 11/16 x 6 1/2in. (11.9 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: A group of seven women, three men and a young boy stand in a semi-circle outdoors in front of palm trees. The women are all wearing dresses and hats, and the men are wearing suits and hats. The man in the center of the group is holding the little boy, who is wearing a wide-brimmed hat. In the background, the figure of another man can be seen on the left approaching the group.
Subject note: The location is tentatively identified as Okeetee Club, although it could also be Florida. 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
Inscription: Recto: "15" in black ink in bottom right corner
Object Number: 2011.344.167
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