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Hodge Kirnon

Artist:
Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)
Date:
1917
Medium:
Palladium print
Dimensions:
24.6 x 19.9 cm. (9 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.55.38
Not on view
One of the least well known and most beautiful of Stieglitz's portraits, this photograph depicts Hodge Kirnon, a man Stieglitz saw in passing every day. When preparing to close his historic gallery "291" in 1917 as a result of World War I, Stieglitz assessed his work and life and saw that Kirnon--who operated the elevator that transported the gallery's visitors, its critics, and its provocative modern art--had been a true fellow passenger on the momentous trip.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso CR: "Met // 84E"
Alfred Stieglitz

Hodge Kirnon was the elevator operator at 291. Dorothy Norman in Aperture 8:1 dates this portrait: 1915-17.
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