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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Swami Nikhilananda/1937,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed May 26, 2020).


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Swami Nikhilananda, the head of the Hindu Center in New York and a friend of Stieglitz’s niece Elizabeth Davidson, was a guest at Lake George for the entire summer of 1937. On 2 September 1937 Stieglitz wrote to William Einstein that he had some “snaps of the swami” (YCAL). The Swami is not known to have been at Lake George any other time.


by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, top left verso, in graphite: 181 D


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

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O'Keeffe, Georgia
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 2, cat. 1630.
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