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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Kitty/1898,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed May 17, 2022).

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Born in 1898, Katherine “Kitty” Stieglitz was the only child of Alfred and his first wife Emmy. She graduated from Smith College in 1921, and married Milton Sprague Stearns in 1922. After giving birth to a son, Milton Sprague Stearns, Jr., in 1923, she suffered a postpartum depression from which she never recovered. She remained institutionalized until her death.

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:

probably 1921, New York (no. 15, as Baby—Kitty, 1899)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Kitty 1899

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 54 B


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. 263.
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