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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Waldo Frank/1920,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/35652 (accessed September 22, 2019).

 

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Key Set Entry

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  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Waldo Frank
    1920
    palladium print
    Key Set Number 643

Remarks

“I began the day with mounting a print of you. The one sitting in the hammock.—The first I made. And it looks very well.—You are to have it.—So, there are three A+1 prints for you.—I don’t know how you will like them. How your friends will like them.—The three are different.—Each you.—Each an achievement in photography.—Very direct.—Very simple. —” (Stieglitz to Waldo Frank, 25 December 1920 [YCAL]).

The photograph of Frank in the hammock, to which Stieglitz refers above, is a variant of this photograph, and is now in the Waldo Frank Papers, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Stieglitz Collections

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 124, folder 2473

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 (nos. 86–88, as Waldo Frank, 1920)

Lifetime Publications

A reproduction of this work appeared in the following publication(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

Gorham B. Muson, Waldo Frank: A Study (New York, 1923): frontispiece

Inscription

by Doris Bry, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 32-D

Provenance

Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Bibliography
1993
Stabb, Martin S. "Waldo Frank: A Very Unusual Yanqui." Review: Latin American Literature and Arts 47 (Fall 1993): 87–88, repro. 87.
2002
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 642.
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