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Martha Hedman

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Baron Adolf (Gayne) De Meyer, Martha Hedman, 1918, gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, public domain, 86.10

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Title

Martha Hedman

Artist

Baron Adolf (Gayne) De Meyer (American, born Germany, 1868-1946)

Date

1918

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 9 5/16 in x 7 7/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: 42 [encircled] / DEC 1, 1918 / p. 39 / MARTHA HEDMAN // (STAR OF "BOOMERANG"), ink, lower middle

stamp: THE AMERICAN DUST COMPANY // 47 PARK COURT // STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. 10301, ink, upper right; ; lower right [vertically]

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

86.10

Copyright

public domain

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

portraits

Description

Adolf De Meyer, known for his celebrity portraits, was a renowned fashion photographer for American Vogue magazine between 1913 and 1921. He also worked for Vanity Fair and, later, Harper's Bazaar in Paris. These magazines were personally and professionally influential to Prášilova.

Martha Hedman (1883–1974), the subject of this portrait, was a Swedish-born actress who performed on Broadway in New York City from 1912 to 1922.

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