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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Hedwig Stieglitz/1907,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed June 12, 2021).

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Born in Offenbach, Germany, Hedwig Werner immigrated to the United States in the early 1850s and married Edward Stieglitz in 1862. Although the family made fun of her malapropisms, she had a deep love of literature, music, and the visual arts. Of her six children, her first-born, Alfred, was her favorite.

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 1907, New York (no. 16, as Sunlight Portrait, Autochrome)


on verso of mount, by later hand, lower right in graphite: His Mother by A. Stieglitz 1907


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. 320.
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