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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Morris Loeb's poem/1886,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed December 07, 2021).

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This photograph is bound in a small (5 3/8 × 8 3/4 inches) leather album stamped in gold: July 4th 1886 / Freienwalde a.O. (Freienwalde-an-der-Oder, now known as Bad Freienwalde, was a resort town northeast of Berlin, near the Oder River.) The following Key Set numbers are also included in the album: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. This photograph and Key Set number 13 are mounted on cabinet cards and slipped into a small pocket on the inside back cover of the volume.

Each stanza in this poem by Stieglitz’s friend Morris Loeb refers to one of the following ten photographs. The poem is a spoof on Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Three Little Maids from School Are We” from their recently released, popular musical The Mikado (1885). 


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

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O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 3.
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