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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Helen Freeman/1921,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed December 08, 2023).

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Key Set Entry

Related Key Set Photographs

  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Helen Freeman
    palladium print
    Key Set Number 712
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Helen Freeman
    palladium print
    Key Set Number 713
  • Alfred Stieglitz
    Helen Freeman
    palladium print
    Key Set Number 714


A dancer, actress, and writer, Helen Freeman probably met Stieglitz and O’Keeffe in the early 1920s through her friendship with Mitchell Kennerley, owner of the Anderson Galleries.

This photograph and Key Set numbers 712-716 were made on at least two separate occasions between late November 1921 and Fall 1922.

“My Dear Miss. Freeman: The exposures have been developed. And there are proofs.—I have been thinking them over.—Some I feel are acceptable.—At least as a beginning. Early next week, should you find time, I’ll make another series.—And when you come, you’ll see the proofs” (Stieglitz to Helen Freeman, 1 December 1921 [Sotheby’s, auction catalogue, 17 April 1991, lot 123A]).

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:

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 52.1800

Other Collections

A print corresponding with this photograph can also be found in the following collection(s):

New York Public Library, Mitchell Kennerley Papers

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:

1923, New York (nos. 5–11, as Helen Freeman, 1922)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Stieglitz Exhibition 1923 / Anderson Galleries / Helen Freeman

by later hand, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 40 E


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names

O'Keeffe, Georgia


Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 711.

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