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FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST

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FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST

Made by: Yousuf Karsh

On view in: Adam Dressing Room


About this object

This black and white copy photograph shows Marjorie Merriweather Post in about 1945 wearing a velvet gown with a taffeta or satin underskirt, seated on a sofa in the sun room at Tregaron. Her left arm is resting on the back of the sofa; behind her on that side is a built-in vitrine containing Russian porcelain. Behind her to the right is a tapestry screen. She is wearing a fourn strand pearl necklace, drop earrings that contain diamonds, and a sapphire brooch at the center of the gown's sweetheart neckline.

Category:
woodwork
Object name:
FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST
Made from:
Wood -- paper
Made in:
USA: Washington, D. C.
Date made:
ca. 1945
Size:
24.5 x 19.1 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
34.106
Signature marks:
signature Karsh lower left corner of photograph Handwritten in script inscription Duplicate / See Neg # / A1186 back of photograph handwritten in pencil inscription 33648 / 2 5/3/60 / JR lower right corner of backing board handwritten in pencil
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973