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At the Writing Table, The Crest
1898
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: An old man is sitting at a desk, writing. The rest of the desk is visible in the background.
Subject Note: The subject is either Jonathan or Samuel Thorne. "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: "63" in white grease pencil
Object Number: 2011.344.61
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