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Related Key Set Photographs
Stieglitz probably made this photograph of Bly, a gardener at Lake George, during the move from Oaklawn, a big house on the shore of the lake, to a smaller farmhouse on the property (see Key Set number
A corresponding print was given to the following institution(s) by Alfred Stieglitz during his lifetime, or was received or acquired from the estate:
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, YCAL MSS 85, box 122, folder 2455
Fisk University, Nashville, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, ASC.2012.87
A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1968-162-30 (inscribed on postcard to Carl Zigrosser stamped 12 September 1921: When Greek meets Greek / they send out an / Anonymous Letter / of Protest / Venus is on / the Job making converts.— / Long live the / Art-Makers. / Greetings, S.)
Location unknown (inscribed on postcard to Katharine Rhoades: Weighed 2 1/2 lbs when he was born. And merely came into the world to have this picture taken—Is over 70—doesn’t feel a day over 17—knows he’ll get to be more than 100—will shoot to kill any one trying to rob him of a moment’s freedom . . .)
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:
1923, New York (no. 116, as Bly, 1920)
by later hand, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: 206 B
Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.
Associated NamesO'Keeffe, Georgia
- Alfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, June 2–September 2, 2002; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 6, 2002–January 5, 2003
- Sweeney, James J. "Rebel with a Camera." New York Times (8 June 1947).
- Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 624.