Schubart, Dorothy Obermeyer (1893–1985)
Dorothy Obermeyer Schubart, a painter married to Stieglitz’s nephew William Howard Schubart, visited Lake George often.
Schubart, Selma Stieglitz (1871–1957)
Selma Stieglitz Schubart was Alfred Stieglitz’s younger sister.
Seligmann, Herbert J. (1891–1984)
Critic, poet, essayist, and photographer Herbert J. Seligmann was a close friend and associate of Stieglitz from the late 1910s through the 1920s. In the 1920s he transcribed numerous conversations and remarks by Stieglitz and published them in Alfred Stieglitz Talking (1966).
Small, Flora (1878–1927)
Stieglitz’s cousin, Flora Small was the daughter of Ida Werner (sister of Hedwig Werner Stieglitz) and Martin Small.
Small, Herbert (1881–1931)
Stieglitz’s cousin, Herbert Small was the son of Hedwig Werner Stieglitz’s younger sister, Ida Werner Small.
Small, Ida Werner (1850–1928)
Ida Werner Small was the sister of Stieglitz’s mother, Hedwig Werner Stieglitz.
Steichen, Edward (1879–1973)
A celebrated pictorial photographer and Stieglitz protégé, Edward Steichen worked closely with Stieglitz organizing exhibitions of European modernist art at 291. Stieglitz exhibited Steichen’s photographs annually from 1906 to 1910 and reproduced them frequently in Camera Work. Their friendship cooled as Stieglitz embraced a more modernist photo aesthetic in the years before World War I. Stieglitz thoroughly disapproved of Steichen’s turn to editorial and commercial photography in the 1920s and 1930s, which further strained their relationship. They eventually reconciled, and after Stieglitz’s death in 1946, Steichen, at Georgia O’Keeffe’s request, treated more than 150 of Stieglitz’s palladium prints that had become discolored over time.
Stein, Leo (1872–1947)
In 1909 Edward Steichen took Stieglitz to 27, rue de Fleurus, the home Leo Stein shared with his sister Gertrude. Stieglitz later recalled he was “spellbound” by Leo’s monologue on modern art, but had no recollection of Gertrude, whose articles on Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse he subsequently published in Camera Work in 1912 (Dorothy Norman, Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer [New York, 1973], 111). When Leo moved to New York in 1915 he became a frequent visitor to 291.
Stieffel, Jacobina (1833–1925)
Jacobina Stieffel was the mother of Anna Stieffel (Mrs. Julius Stieglitz) and Elizabeth Stieffel (Mrs. Leopold Stieglitz).
Stieglitz, Edward (1833–1909)
Born Ephraim in 1833 in Hannoversch Münden, Germany, Alfred Stieglitz’s father changed his name to Edward Stieglitz when he immigrated to the United States in 1848. He was a successful supplier of woolen cloth to stores throughout the East Coast and was able to retire in 1881 at forty-eight. An amateur artist, he also collected art and supported several painters and sculptors, including Moses Ezekiel and Fedor Encke.
Stieglitz, Emmeline (“Emmy”) Obermeyer (1873–1953)
Nine years younger than Stieglitz, Emmeline (“Emmy”) Obermeyer, sister of his friend and Berlin colleague Joseph Obermeyer, was the daughter of a successful Brooklyn brewer. She and Stieglitz were married in 1893 and she gave birth to their only child, Katherine (“Kitty”), in 1898. They divorced in 1924.
Stieglitz, Hedwig Werner (1844–1922)
Alfred Stieglitz’s mother, Hedwig Werner Stieglitz, was born in Offenbach, Germany, immigrated to the United States in the early 1850s, and married Edward Stieglitz in 1862. Although the family made fun of her malapropisms, she had a deep love of literature, music, and the visual arts. Of her six children, her firstborn, Alfred, was her favorite.
Stieglitz, Julius (1867–1937)
One of Alfred Stieglitz’s twin younger brothers (with Leopold), Julius Stieglitz was a renowned chemist at the University of Chicago and an amateur photographer.
Stieglitz, Katherine (“Kitty”) (1898–1971)
Born in 1898, Katherine (“Kitty”) Stieglitz was the only child of Alfred Stieglitz and his first wife, Emmy. She graduated from Smith College in 1921 and married Milton Sprague Stearns in 1922. After giving birth to a son, Milton Sprague Stearns Jr., in 1923, she suffered a postpartum depression from which she never recovered. She remained institutionalized until her death.
Stieglitz, Leopold (1867–1956)
One of Stieglitz’s twin younger brothers (with Julius), Leopold Stieglitz was a prominent New York physician who often cared for his older brother.
Strand, Paul (1890–1976)
Paul Strand’s innovative photographs were first exhibited at 291 in 1916 and reproduced in the last number of Camera Work in 1917. Throughout the late 1910s and 1920s the younger photographer was one of Stieglitz’s most ardent champions and valued supporters. Their friendship cooled in the early 1930s, however, as Strand increasingly used his art to effect social and political changes.
Strand, Rebecca (“Beck”) Salsbury (1891–1968)
The daughter of the manager of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, Rebecca (“Beck”) Salsbury married Paul Strand in 1922 and quickly became close to both Stieglitz and O’Keeffe. Their friendship endured even after her separation and subsequent divorce from Strand in 1932.
Straus, Flora Stieglitz (1865–1890)
Flora Stieglitz Straus was Alfred Stieglitz’s niece, the daughter of Leopold and Elizabeth Stieffel Stieglitz.