Key Set Entry
On a snowy 22 February 1918, during World War I, ten thousand US National Army draftees training at Camp Upton on Long Island came to New York and paraded down Fifth Avenue. Stieglitz wrote to O’Keeffe, “The scene was impressive—not so much because of the soldiers—but because of the black masses of people lining the Avenue + the silently falling snow on that mass—gradually turning everything into a great mass of moving black + whiteness . . . Our window gives us a perfect view of the Avenue” (YCAL).
In Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set, published in 2002, this photograph was incorrectly associated with a World War I victory parade and misdated “probably 1919.”
by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 129 C
by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 2
Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.
- David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI, 1989
- Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 602.