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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Long Underwear, Lake George/1924,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed November 29, 2021).

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Several portraits of Ida O’Keeffe standing next to her long underwear are at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven (YCAL MSS 85, box 148, folder 2747), one inscribed: Who is this maiden fair? / And why is she smiling? / May be she sees a bird—/ may be it’s just a photo- / graphic smile—/ Who is this maiden / with the raven hair? / What is hanging on the line?—/ Nothing—oh nothing / is hanging on the line—/ except a Smile—/ 1924/25 / Lake George. The other is inscribed: In Union / there is / Strength / and / A Smile.


by George O'Keeffe, on mount, top left verso, in graphite: 265 E


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

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O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3–May 8, 1983; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 17–August 14, 1983; The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1983–January 3, 1984
Greenough, Sarah, and Juan Hamilton. Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings. Washington, 1983: no. 112.
Lowe, Sue Davidson. "Taken Lightly." Art & Antiques (Summer 1990): repro. 110.
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1034.
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