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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/J. B. Kerfoot/1911,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed May 15, 2021).

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A literary critic for Life magazine, amateur photographer and member of the Camera Club of New York, and contributor to Camera Notes, John Barrett Kerfoot became an associate editor of Camera Work in 1905. He wrote many humorous, often satiric articles until the demise of the journal in 1917. Along with several others, he also regularly contributed funds to help pay the rent for 291.

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:

1921, New York (no. 23, as J. B. Kerfoot, 1909)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Exhibition 1921 / J.B. Kerfoot, 1911

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 51 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. 366.
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