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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Mittenwald/1886,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed October 06, 2022).

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    platinum print
    Key Set Number 15
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    Key Set Number 16


In the summer of 1886 Stieglitz hiked through Bavaria and Switzerland, possibly with his brothers and sister Selma.

This photograph is bound into a small (5 1/2 × 8 5/8 inches) leather album, inscribed on the flyleaf: A souvenir of “Summer, 1886,” / to the family. / Alfred. The photographs were made in Mittenwald, Germany, in the summer of 1886. The Stieglitz family, including Edward, Hedwig, Alfred, and his brothers and sisters, spent the summer of 1885 in Mittenwald. Stieglitz probably made this album to commemorate his return the following summer.

In addition to this photograph, the following Key Set numbers are included in this album: 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

possibly 1899, New York, Camera Club (no. 67, as A Street in Mittenwald, 1885, platinum direct)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on fly leaf, lower left verso, in black ink: A souvenir of "Summer, 1886," / to the family. / Alfred


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 14.
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