Inscription: Photographer's stamp on print, verso, CL: "PHOTO BY MURAY"; photographer's estate stamp on print, verso, CL: "MRS. NICKOLAS MURAY // 2401 RIVER RD. // PR. PLEASANT, NEW JERSEY"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso, UC to UR: Loretta Young // and Sisters // Sally and Polly Ann"
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (de-accessioned duplicate to Prakapas); [Prakapas Gallery to Waddell, February 23, 1980]; John C. Waddell
New-York Historical Society. "Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York," June 21, 2013–September 2, 2013.
JLR believes this is a vintage press print, ferrotyped. The Revealing Eye (New York 1967) reports that Muray came to New York in 1913, opened a portrait studio in Greenwich Village in 1920 and that his photographs soon were appearing in the gravure section of the New York Tribune; during the 1920s his celebrity protraits appeared in Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair. Negative apparently printed in reverse, based on reverse orientation of Kodak-Eastman name in negative edge, UL; negative number written on negative (also in reverse) in UR edge is 4409. This image is a duplicate of a print in the International Museum of Photography and hence was de-accessioned; see enclosed copy of record provided by Jim Conlin.